double-spaced essay of at least 500 words on the topics listed below. Your
responses must be supported by the textbook and at least two empirical evidence
based search studies that support, and demonstrate your understanding of the
information contained in this lesson.
Your paper should be
structured into a clear introduction, body, and conclusion.
List your references at
the end of the paper in standard format and use in-text citations.
important to understand how those suffering from mental health problems may be
affected by the social stigma attached to mental health and the discrimination
they experience. Often times, stigmas attached to a mental health diagnosis may
perpetuate their issues, which in turn, can make their troubles worse, making
it challenging to seek out professional help.
Provide a definition of stigma in
the mental health field, and how it affects individuals seeking
professional help (2 points).
Define the term disability, and
explain how it plays a role in health and well-being (2 points).
Describe how certain diagnoses may
be overused or frequently misdiagnosed. (3 points)
Of the five listed, select one to
further your discussion: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD),
Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Depression, and Bipolar. Use
mental health journals to support your findings, such as Psychology Today,
Journal of Mental Health, or The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Why did
you select the diagnosis you did? Does the diagnosis you chose directly
affect you, or someone you know? If so, how has this been a challenge for
you or that person? (4 points)
Provide U.S. statistics on that illness
with regards to adults and children. Your answer should contain at least
three statistics supported with empirical evidence from the text and/or
mental health journals, such as Psychology Today, Journal of Mental
Health, or The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. You may also use another
Journal you find, so long as it fits the aforementioned criteria for this
assignment. (5 points).
Select one of the contemporary
sociological theories covered in this course and apply it to health and
medicine, including a discussion of health care benefits, life choices that may
contribute to mental health disorders, and/or lack of resources for individuals
with mental illnesses. (4 points)