PSYC 212 - Autobiography Response

PSYC 212 - Autobiography Response - Brent Klein-Horsman...

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Brent Klein-Horsman PSYC 212 C Professor Kok 22 February 2008 Mental illnesses are categorized by their various symptoms and documented in books like the DSM; People do not have to have the same symptoms to be diagnosed with the same disease, this brings up the point that each case of an illness differs from the next. Not to say that the illnesses do not have similar qualities, a person may have the same symptom as another but it affects each individual in their own distinct way. Each person in this world is unique and that also can be said about the mental illnesses suffered by the people of this world. This is a point that William Styron made very early in his book “Darkness Visible ”, which depicted his struggle with depression from his realization to his near suicide and finally his recovery. Styron explained that his book covered his experience with depression and that it is different for all people; he follows this with his stronger point, that depression cannot be defined. Though the symptoms of depression may be well known facts, the feelings and
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2008 for the course PSYC 212 taught by Professor Kok during the Spring '08 term at Calvin.

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