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How does a psychiatrist or psychologist determine when a person is exhibiting unusual behavior? How do they know if this behavior is triggered by a mental illness? Who decides what a mental illness is in the first place and are these professionals play a guessing game or do they have some standard in which to go by?
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 5 comments
Theory is an adaptation to the society we live in. However, history students understand that understanding what happened in the past and why means to put yourself in the past and work with the tools and understanding these people had. Understanding therapeutic cures and theories must be viewed in the same light. Just like we add to our learning in the fields of computers, electronics, science and more, we do the same with psychological theories.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 7 comments
At one time the therapeutic session was governed by one psychological model. Though certain mental illnesses are best treated by one model such as the cognitive model, many practitioners are using the best model that will help the client through the difficult issues. When a mental health professional uses different theoretical approaches for treatment the professional is said to be eclectic
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 3 comments
The idea of treating the individual who needed counseling as part of a functioning or nonfunctioning until got its debut in the 1950s. Family therapy was a product of two schools of thought, cybernetics, and systems theory. These early pioneers such as Gregory Bateson rationalized that individuals were part of a unit and if you change one part of that unit you changed the entire unit in some small or significant way.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 3 comments
Having bipolar disorder means you are having mood swings. The mood swings of this disorder are not the everyday changes of mood that most people have. The mood swings of bipolar disorder are caused by a brain disorder. The high moods are called mania and the low moods are called depression. Other names for this disorder are bipolar depression and manic depression.
Published by kimberly fleeman 68 months ago in Psychology | +1 votes | 1 comments
There are two ways of looking at how emotional problems come about. The linear way of thinking places the problems in a straight line with its origin somewhere in the past. These problems continue to present day. The circular way of thinking purports that emotional problems occur because of interpersonal and environmental influences. Each person acts and reacts to a given situation and some of these reactions are not healthy.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +3 votes | 13 comments
This article is not bashing brief therapy, it is a very important therapy that has produced wonderful results, but it is not always the right therapy for long-term clients. Brief therapy is good for students with education issues, or for a person who just wants to correct something in the present like getting and keeping a job. The classical deep rooted psychological issues would not go away with brief therapy. Actually this type of therapist will not bring up anything in the past but concent...
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 3 comments
Clients often think that they can just take a magic pill and wish their problems away. However, it doesn’t work like that. A person entering therapy must be open to new ways of doing things and open to change. If you go into a therapy session with the idea that is isn’t going to work that you have already decided the outcome; it will not work.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +6 votes | 5 comments
What is Munchhausen by Internet? What is cybermuching? Why do some people online fake being sick or pretend to be dying? What is the mental illness in which people tell others they are ill and do so in chat rooms, forums, and message boards? Why do people pretend to have deadly illnesses?
Published by Kaleidoscope Acres 68 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 2 comments
We live in a world among other people; our behavior is often dependent upon the cues we get from other people. Sometimes these cues are obvious and sometimes they are not. Humans do not live in a vacuum but humans must begin to understand who they are, and what place they play in the family and by extension the outside world.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +10 votes | 19 comments
Client-centered therapy developed by Carl Rogers is a humanistic therapeutic approach. As the name implies this therapy concentrates on the individual with little use for family sessions. On the other hand, family therapy is an important approach to use when the issues extents to the family such as child behavior, interpersonal relationships, family feuds, intimacy between husband and wife, and other situations where more than one person is involved.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 1 comments
Individual therapy developed in the early days of Dr. Sigmund Freud. Dr. Freud actually frowned upon including family members into therapy sessions. Therapy became a sanctuary where patients (older term used in the times) could bear their souls. Therapy was a cushion or protection against the outside world. Family members would destroy that sanctuary and change the dynamics of the therapy session in his view.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +5 votes | 3 comments
One of the biggest themes in family counseling is the quickness of the client to blame the family for their shortcomings. Growing up in a society that is filled with heroes from superman to Mother Theresa, it is often hard for a young person, or person who has yet to feel good about themselves tackle their own insecurities about being imperfect. They often blame their family for holding them back.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +7 votes | 5 comments
Social status anxiety can strike you at any time, making you judge yourself badly when compared to other people. The social standing of people around you in your environment plays a part in determining how you feel about yourself and your place on the social scale. By making changes you can raise your status, or at least your self-esteem.
Published by B W1 68 months ago in Psychology | +10 votes | 7 comments
People can be verbally aggressive for a variety of reasons, but even people who do not mean to be unkind can be difficult to deal with when they shout and do not listen. Other people have bad intentions and do mean harm. This article briefly looks at how to cope when dealing with verbal aggression that stems from either type of motivation.
Published by B W1 68 months ago in Psychology | +8 votes | 3 comments
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