- Facts & Statistics. (n.d.). Retrieved November 17, 2020, from https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics
Background: In this article published by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, many mental illness disorders such as anxiety, depression, phobias and more are described and some are provided with statistics. Anxiety for example effects 40 million people in the US alone. Depression sometimes coincides with anxiety but depression only effects about 17 million people in the US.
How I Used It: With the statistics provided regarding anxiety and depression, this information will be used to contribute as an example that will help back up the thesis statement that: forcing young adults into therapy rather than the voluntary choice will increase the likelihood of them becoming outstanding members of society.
2. Oort, F., Greaves‐Lord, K., Verhulst, F., Ormel, J., & Huizink, A. (2009, April 14). The developmental course of anxiety symptoms during adolescence: The TRAILS study. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from https://acamh.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1469-7610.2009.02092.x
Background: This article goes into depth about the stages of adolescence and how the anxiety levels during these stages go up and down. As described in the article, low levels of anxiety start off once school-children become teenagers. As time goes on and teenagers start to grow up and experience new things, the levels of anxiety start to rise; depending on the person determines if these levels of anxiety are vast or minimal. Anxiety in general seems to have a greater effect on women more than men.
How I Used It: With the information gathered from the article, key points were addressed regarding how the well-being of teens is effected by mental disorders. The key points will also be used to help back up the idea that sometimes teens don’t understand what they are going through and need guidance.
3. Beljouw, I. V., & Verhaak, P. (2010, January 01). Characteristics and one-year outcome of untreated anxiety and depression. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from https://www-clinicalkey-com.ezproxy.rowan.edu/#!/content/playContent/1-s2.0-S0924933810702212?returnurl=null&referrer=null
Background: According to the words of Beljouw and Verhaak, a study that was conducted by the Netherlands Study of Anxiety and Depression (NESDA) came to the conclusion after diagnosing 743 patients with either anxiety or depression that almost half of them expressed a need for care regarding these mental disorders that could not be met. The remaining half of patients, which was split into a fourth each; concluded that they either did not perceive a mental disorder or did not perceive a need for care regarding their mental disorder.
How I Used It: With the information provided, I used it to further my point that some people do not understand the severity of their mental disorder and need assistance to help rehabilitate themselves in a way that is best for society.
4. Fenton, M. C., Keyes, K. M., Martins, S. S., & Hasin, D. S. (2010, October 01). The Role of a Prescription in Anxiety Medication Use, Abuse, and Dependence. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from https://ajp-psychiatryonline-org.ezproxy.rowan.edu/doi/full/10.1176/appi.ajp.2010.09081132
Background: This article goes into depth about the dark side of prescription medication, more importantly how it can be used in unethical ways. Take for example, college students who are highly stressed when it comes to their classes. One would hope they can handle their stress in a healthy manner but the case turns out to be the opposite as they are more likely to associate themselves in buying illegal substances. Another thing to take away from the article is the idea that many people with these issues regarding using medication have not been given the right set of resources that be prove beneficial to their health.
How I Used It: According to the authors and their shared ideologies, I have concluded to use their information to help my argument that therapy is a much safer and more logical approach to trauma rather than medication. As stated in the article, many college students have access to un-prescribed meds yet not many have access to valuable resources such as therapy.
5. Schomerus, G., Stolzenburg, S., Freitag, S., Speerforck, S., Janowitz, D., Evans-Lacko, S., . . . Schmidt, S. (2019, June). Stigma as a barrier to recognizing personal mental illness and seeking help: A prospective study among untreated persons with mental illness. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from https://web-a-ebscohost-com.ezproxy.rowan.edu/ehost/detail/detail?vid=0&sid=e04d8bd0-37f6-44a5-8ba6-b7e35b412e44%40sessionmgr4006&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3d%3d#AN=136523962&db=a9h
Background: The authors bring up the word stigma to define and understand what it means to those who are apart of the mental health community. In this community consists of those who suffer from a mental disorder, are involved with someone with a mental disorder and those professionally trained to assist or guide those with a mental disorder. Stigma can be described as a barrier that brings upon shame/disgrace on a set group of people, in this case we are discussing those with a mental disorder. Stigma has played an impactful role in the lives of those who suffer from a mental disorder, these impacts are more often negative than positive.
How I Used It: In my paper I used this information to help explain one of my key points that we as people need to understand that we are not that different and that some of us need a little more influence than others. By influence I am referring to those who need therapy to help overcome a past experience or an ongoing trauma. Stigma is just another way for people to try to bring others down but not if people are open to new methods that can be in the long run what is best for them.
6. Wehler, H. (n.d.). Psychoanalysis and History. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from https://bit.ly/2UcohFJ
Background: Wehler wrote that therapy could be an effective treatment to help uncover the unconscious motives of why we act the way we act. He describes it as: “therapy can help victims understand the problems in their lives that occurred due to trauma and to help find methods that can best reduce their inner demons and make the ‘reality distorting’ effects bearable to live with.” Some of the methods that Wehler was writing about include: learning how to cope, learning ways to relax, learning ways that help improve problem solving skills.
How I Used It: With the information provided, I will use this context to help further explain why therapy is the way to go for people with mental health issues.
7. Lente, A. (n.d.). 12 Benefits of Having a Mental Illness. Retrieved October 10, 2020, from https://themighty.com/2017/05/benefits-of-having-a-mental-illness/
Background: The premise of this article basically states twelve facts that people have come up with to help those with a mental illness not feel bad of about themselves. Each fact gives a life lesson in a way that could be applied to many people. People that suffer from a mental illness have used these lessons to help cope with their lives and in some instances help those around them.
How I Used It: I used the information from this article to help give my paper an emotional side that readers can relate to.
8. McNulty, J. P. (n.d.). Commentary: Mental Illness, Society, Stigma, and Research. Retrieved October 10, 2020, from https://bit.ly/2Uybv4w
Background: In this article, the author James P. McNulty gives a description about his life and how it had effected him. McNulty was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and after a suicide attempt at the age of 38, voluntarily placed himself into a rehabilitation center to help motivate him back into being a outstanding member of society. Before institutionalizing himself though, McNulty experienced a form of stigma towards him by a being told by a nurse that people like him don’t go back to work. This is insinuating that people who suffer from mental illnesses are considered to be not curable as stated by that nurse.
How I Used It: This article highlights key issues that people with mental health problems endure. Stigma, discrimination and jokes are things people with theses issues deal with on a regular basis; it can be used in my paper to illustrate that therapy is definitely needed to help make sure people do not go through these problems.
9. Bjornsson, A. S., Sibrava, N. J., Beard, C., Moitra, E., & Weisberg, R. B. (2014, December). Two-year course of generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and panic disorder with agoraphobia in a sample of Latino adults. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.rowan.edu/docview/1515979365?accountid=13605&rfr_id=info%3Axri%2Fsid%3Aprimo
Background: In this article, a study was conducted to view anxiety disorders among Latino adults. Culturally these types of disorders are frown upon and taken as the people are simply lazy and do not want to work for what they want. This proves to be not helpful as it only puts those Latinos who are suffering from these disorders in a deeper hole than they already are. The study concluded that Latinos are not as likely to recover from these low points in life as they lack support from those around them and do not have access to the same resources as others.
How I Used It: This information will prove to be essential as it was used to help convey the idea that minorities do not stand a chance with these disorders as their families will not support them. Thus mandatory therapy will in a way, give them the help they need and maybe in turn get their families to understand that mental health is important.
10. Fitzpatrick, K., Darcy, A., & Vierhile, M. (2017, June 06). Delivering Cognitive Behavior Therapy to Young Adults With Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety Using a Fully Automated Conversational Agent (Woebot): A Randomized Controlled Trial. Retrieved November 17, 2020, from https://mental.jmir.org/2017/2/e19/
Background: The article reads that people who self-identify as having symptoms of anxiety and depression will be put into a self-help program to see if there is a chance of rehabilitation. Many people initially stated that they suffered from symptoms so severe that they could not function properly. The data that was first collected appeared to show that mental health problems are both increasing in prevalence and severity. While the study concludes that this is a form of help, it is not guaranteed to help all those who go through self-help programs.
How I Used It: While the study did conclude that self-help programs are a method of treatment for anxiety and depression. The participants while being studied suffered from symptoms so severe that they had difficulty functioning. Therapy, another form of treatment, has been proven to be more significantly useful than self-help programs.