What Are the Benefits and Drawbacks of Pharmacological Treatment for Mental Illnesses?

DQ2: What are the benefits and drawbacks of pharmacological treatment for mental illness? Are you in favor or against pharmacological treatment of mental illness? Why? Support your argument with authoritative sources.  Cite and reference appropriately. As I read about the prophylactic treatment of bipolar disorder through the use of lithium, I was reminded of those commercials where the... Continue Reading →

Suicide Rates by Age Group

Respond to the following based on the information in the “Suicide Rates by Age Group” article: What has been the trend in suicide rates over the past few years? Surprisingly, in the past few years, suicide rates have declined to the point that suicide is not even considered one of the top causes of death... Continue Reading →

Models of Abnormality

Psychologists use several different models to explain abnormal behavior. These different models have created shifts in values and beliefs as well as improvements in clinical research. These differences in ideas mean that the different models are sometimes in conflict with one another. People who follow one model often point out where another model fails in... Continue Reading →

Diagnosis of Bipolar II Disorder

Marla is a 42-year-old Hispanic female who comes to the mental health clinic complaining of trouble sleeping, feeling "jumpy all of the time," and an inability to concentrate. These symptoms are causing problems for her at work, where she is an accountant. Marla’s symptoms are consistent with a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, specifically bipolar II... Continue Reading →

Four Possible Treatments for Sex Offenders

Post your response to the following: Identify four possible treatments for sex offenders. Answer the Critical Thinking question on p. 631. Treatment for sex offenders seems to vary from the minimally invasive to the extreme. I guess some of the lease invasive treatments would be therapy. The text stated that group therapy is most common... Continue Reading →

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