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Before the 1950s the medical community had such high hopes that working with families would be the cure for schizophrenia. Social workers recognized the importance of involving the families, but the psychoanalysts still rejected bringing the family into the therapy sessions. They preferred to make judgments about the family without consulting them. They were however, provided with valuable information for the early social workers.
Published by carol roach 67 months ago in Psychology | +3 votes | 3 comments
The biological model for mental illness is heavily vested in brain chemistry. Every behavior we display from thinking to feeling and doing things is due to the neurons in the brain firing and releasing chemicals called neurotransmitters. When there is an imbalance of these neurotransmitters mental disorders are said to occur.
Published by carol roach 67 months ago in Psychology | +3 votes | 5 comments
Everyone dreams of having the perfect life. So, what is the perfect life? Each and every one of us would answer differently. It all depends on what makes you happy. A persons idea of a perfect life would be a life filled with only things that made them happy. If your idea of perfect is realistic then you can have your perfect life.
Published by Samantha Thompson 67 months ago in Psychology | +1 votes | 0 comments
Social workers have played a role in family education and family guidance since the 19th Century in Britain. At this time in America, social workers lived in settlement house with the poor and down trodden and were dedicated to helping them. However, social workers were largely ignored in the study of mental health. The psychiatrists dominated the field of mental illness barely tolerating psychologists and completely ignoring the role of the social worker.
Published by carol roach 67 months ago in Psychology | +5 votes | 5 comments
Psych biologists study how the biological conditions are the causes for mental disorders. Much of the research for this medical model comes from family and twin studies. Genetics does play a large role in determining disease, but it is not the only factor. The environment or how we live our lives also determines the way we behave.
Published by carol roach 67 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 1 comments
Feeling stressed either physically, mentally or both? If so, you need to relax. There are two methods of achieving relaxation that are especially powerful. Adopting them will help you learn how to relax naturally more easily, particularly if you practice the exercises regularly. By deep breathing, tensing, and then releasing your muscles you can easily become relaxed.
Published by B W1 67 months ago in Psychology | +6 votes | 5 comments
Anger can be a reaction to an event, or even a thought. How you express it is important, as when released in a negative fashion it can ruin your relationships with people. Venting in a healthy way can mean that your life improves; you get on better with people and feel happier too.
Published by B W1 67 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 0 comments
Sometimes it can be tough saying no when you are asked to carry out a favor. If you do not have the time, energy or will to assist you may wish to say you cannot help, but feel guilty. Perhaps constant pressure to assist someone is making you annoyed or ill. Learning how to say no in a manner that is non-offensive but direct can be useful.
Published by B W1 67 months ago in Psychology | +3 votes | 0 comments
Having a healthy level of self-esteem can mean that you handle your life in a balanced fashion. Your relationships are likely to be positive rather than negative, and other aspects of your life will not be hard to handle, compared to your life if you had little confidence. Understanding whether you have a problem can help you begin to make plans for self-improvement and change.
Published by B W1 67 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 0 comments
The child guidance movement was instrumental as a forerunner to family therapy; however, it was also heavily focused on individual and psychoanalytic theory. In the early days it was not considered important to include the family in sessions. Yet, parents were blamed for everything that went wrong with their children, without even being consulted.
Published by carol roach 67 months ago in Psychology | +6 votes | 9 comments
Family therapy began with the study of group dynamics. There are many similarities; there are also many differences. There are certain things that can be shared in a group of strangers that should not be shared with family members. Groups are places were all people are more or less equal and they are supported no matter what they disclose. In family sessions some big mistakes are presented and they are not necessarily supported when they need to be corrected so that the family can move on.
Published by carol roach 67 months ago in Psychology | +3 votes | 5 comments
What is mental illness and how to treat it is based in research however, psychology is not a hard science. People will be individual and react differently to situations. Also society has a lot to do with determining mental illness. Furthermore, clinicians are trained in different schools of thought and that too will influence the way they view and diagnosis psychiatric disorders.
Published by carol roach 67 months ago in Psychology | +3 votes | 3 comments
Psychiatric hospitals have commonalities between the USA and Canada and they have a few differences as well. There are several types of facilities who house the mentally ill. They include government and state hospitals, mental wards in general hospitals or veteran hospitals, private hospitals, and hospitals for the criminally insane.
Published by carol roach 67 months ago in Psychology | +5 votes | 7 comments
Therapy for families has vacillated throughout time. This method of treating clients bounced back and forth from concentrating on the individual with the family who has mental illness to looking at the interaction of the family group. The second type of therapy is intended to help everyone, not just the individual experiencing the most problems.
Published by carol roach 67 months ago in Psychology | +5 votes | 7 comments
Therapy for families evolved from group studies and psychodynamic theory. Some of the forerunners who influenced family structure and dynamics were interested in the reactions of the group to each other, while others were still working in the conventional model of looking for individual growth and development within the group.
Published by carol roach 67 months ago in Psychology | +1 votes | 1 comments
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