Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology Case Studies in Abnormal Psychologytakes mental disorders from the realm of theory into the complex reality of human lives. This casebook presents comprehensive coverage of 23 high interest cases that include topics such as eating disorders, gender identity disorder, borderline personality, and posttraumatic stress disorder. Each study 1 provides detailed descriptions of a range of clinical problems, 2 illustrates some of the ways in which these problems can be viewed and treated, and 3 discusses some of the evidence that is available concerning the prevalence and causes of the disorders in question.
Violence against women and connections to mental health[ edit ] Intimate partner violence and domestic violence[ edit ] Intimate partner violence IPV is a particularly gendered issue. Humphreys and Thiara assert that the body of existing research evidence shows a direct link between the experience of IPV and higher rates of self-harmdepression, and trauma symptoms.
The study found that the women with a history of domestic violence were Six of the women had attempted suicide. Moreover, the women spoke openly of a direct connection between the IPV they suffered and their resulting mental disorders.
Some of the women discussed an undermining of their self-esteem, as well as an "overwhelming fear and erosion of their sense of safety.
That sentiment is echoed by some survivors who don't feel comfortable identifying with loaded diagnoses such as depression or PTSD.
Roberts, Williams, Lawrence and Raphael conclude from their study that women who presented to doctors with somatic symptoms including abdominal pain and headaches are often subjected to a variety of investigative tests, without domestic violence ever being raised as a potential cause.
In contrast, only a minority of nurses and doctors favored screening, shown in the results of two surveys. In one case, a domestic violence victim states that "the introduction of the words 'domestic violence' to me, as hard as they were to swallow, were like a fresh light on my situation because it made me think differently about things.
In mixed-sex hospitals, there have been worrying reports that suggest a lack of safety for women survivors.
In Humphreys' and Thiara's study, they found that "black and minority ethnic women were significantly more likely than white women to suffer substantial problems both emotionally and materially.Find a Case Study. Every year, more and more employers recognize the importance of prioritizing their employees' mental health.
The Center for Workplace Mental Health connects with employers both large and small, across all industries, and provides a platform to share how they are addressing mental health within their own workforce.
Developmental psychopathology is the study of the development of psychological disorders, such as psychopathy, autism, schizophrenia and depression, with a lifecourse perspective.
A main idea is that psychopathology can be best understood as normal development gone awry. War was once fought on the battlefield, but it seems as time has passed, physical violence has shifted to something in the mind. In this lesson we will learn about psychological . A listing of psychological research being conducted online.
A psychological disorder can occur at any stage in one’s life and to anyone. Much like a physical disease such as cancer, they do not discriminate. In our society, there seems to be certain stigmas and stereotypes attached to psychological disorders (although there is more understanding in recent.
Additionally, psychological disorders are less prevalent among the female offenders. They noted that among young females there was a higher likelihood of them acquiring psychological issues once they were put into the juvenile justices system as opposed to having issues before entering the system.