For example one study of depression showed that among

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the onset or reoccurrence of an illness. For example, one study of depression showed that among subjects with a diathesis in the form of genetic risk, 10 percent developed depression at low stress levels but 33 percent developed depression at high levels. For those without the diathesis, the figures were 10 percent and 17 percent, respectively. If a child is growing up in an environment of poverty, drugs and violence he or she is more likely to develop schizophrenia Page 3
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Dr. Gabriele Jones UMUC Final Exam, PSYC 353 than a child growing up in a stable home. Not that the stress alone causes it but the stress helps to jump start the disorder faster or sooner. 84.) the treatment of children from adults is different. Take for example Depression . Depression is not always manifested in children as dejection and anhedonia. Depending on the age of the child, the dominant features may be weeping, irritability or defiance. The signs of depression in infants are often screaming, restlessness, and weeping attacks for no clear reason. Preschool children may behave irritably and aggressively, while schoolchildren may be listless and apathetic. Children require less does of medicine and react differently to treatment than adults to. Psychological and physically they can not be grouped into the same category as adults. 85.) Some opponents attack the insanity defense for confusing psychiatric and legal concepts, in the process undermining the moral integrity of the law. Both sides agree that the word insane is a legal, not medical, term. It is too simplistic to describe a severely mentally ill person merely as insane, and the vast majority of people with a mental illness would be judged sane if current legal tests for insanity were applied. The legal tests for insanity, moreover, require that a defendant's mental condition become so impaired that the fact finder may conclude the person has lost his or her free will. Because free will is not a concept that can be explained in medical terms, it may be impossible for a psychiatrist to determine if the mental impairment affected the defendant's capacity for voluntary choice. Without a way to measure insanity, it makes no sense
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