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The earliest asylums in Europe housed the insane and the beggars of society. There was no treatment except to get the patients to work. The word bedlam derived from these mental hospitals. Benjamin Rush was the founder of psychiatry and started a mental hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia. He believed that to cure a mental patient you had to frighten them.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +9 votes | 13 comments
Many fundamentalist religious people talk about the absolute truth of what their religion teaches, which means that even among different churches of the same religion, the vast majority of people cannot be right. These beliefs in absolute truth in religion can become detrimental to society, as has been seen in the past.
Published by Rowan Casey 68 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 1 comments
In Buddhism, and many other philosophies, desire for worldly possessions is said to be the cause of all suffering. Another way to say it would be that the love of money is the root of all evil, but is this really the case, and if so, how would anyone even know for sure?
Published by Rowan Casey 68 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 1 comments
The idea of bringing families into the therapy session was borrowed from the idea of group interactions. Social scientist first looked to the groups as agents for change in the early 1920s, with such theorists as William MacDougall and then later Kurt Lewin, the founder of field theory. These pioneers studied political models for change and the importance of every individual within the group.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +6 votes | 5 comments
The common belief that most witches during the inquisition were just mentally feeble or insane individuals has come under closer scrutiny. Though many were insane not all were. The inquisitors used torture and trickery to get their confession. Also during the Middle Ages many monasteries were opened to care for the ill and the feeble minded.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 7 comments
In the eco-systems model of human behavior it is noted that each member of a family is influenced by the other members in some fashion. Sometimes the influences are good and sometimes they are not. Mental hospitals often isolate their clients during certain periods of therapy for fear the influence will have a negative effect.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 8 comments
The medical progress of Hippocrates and Galen got lost over the centuries. The rise of the Dark Ages brought with it fear and ignorance resulting in the great witch hunts of Europe. Many innocent people, many of who suffered mental anguish, were killed as witches. The witch hunts continued for centuries.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +5 votes | 3 comments
The study of brain pathology began in a world where demons prevailed. It was thought the individuals who were acting bizarre were possessed by a demon. They brought the wrath of the Gods upon them, or they were witches depending upon the era in question. Hippocrates is accredited with giving us some of the first understandings of how brain pathology is a biological condition.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 5 comments
The great Salvador Minuchin had a strange case where a young man was hospitalized for self-mutilation. He would go to the hospital get better, but come home get sick and start the process all over again. In this article you will learn how Minuchin dealt with the family in order to help the son.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +6 votes | 11 comments
There a many researchers and practitioners who work in the field of abnormal psychology. Clinical psychologists have a PhD in the area, psychiatrists have a medical degree and further training in psychoanalysis and psychoanalysts have even more training. There are counseling psychologists, development psychologists and even psychiatric social workers who work in the field.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 5 comments
A strange phenomenon occurs in some families. Though some will shun sick family members others seem to need a sick family member to function as a unit. This might mean that they encourage the original sick family member to remain sick, or as soon as one family member gets better another one will soon come down with some mental issues.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 5 comments
Defining abnormal behavior which merits a clinical diagnosis is not an easy task. No one definition will fit the bill. Mental health personnel will use a combination of definitions to attempt to come up with a diagnosis. Each of them used individually will not have enough strength to be considered abnormal behavior.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +2 votes | 0 comments
The earliest system theorists viewed the family as a destructive force for individuals trying to attain their independence or even trying to develop their own style. The family imposed their own ideas and wants upon the individual who often had very little room to grow. Many people went through life being the good girl or heroic son only because this is what their family wanted for them.
Published by carol roach 68 months ago in Psychology | +3 votes | 9 comments
There are several factors that can worsen the symptoms of bipolar disorder. In the United States there are more than 40 million people diagnosed with this disorder. If you were to ask anyone with bipolar disorder, they could tell you certain things that affect their moods. Stress is a big factor in exacerbating bipolar symptoms.
Published by kimberly fleeman 68 months ago in Psychology | +4 votes | 3 comments
Why are a lot of people unhappy? How does one find real happiness? Even the most successful find it hard to be completely happy. It's a pity that most of you are not even aware of how little it takes to be truly happy. According to a famous quote, "The more we pursue happiness, the farther it drifts away." Know the relationship of success and happiness, health and happiness and the power of positive thinking by reading more.
Published by Jessie Agudo 68 months ago in Psychology | +7 votes | 4 comments
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