Voluntary Madness Summary

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1) Voluntary Madness: My Year Lost and Found in the Loony Bin reveals the true life story of Norah Vincent and her experience inside several mental facilities. After living covertly as a man for eighteen months, Vincent experience severe depression and felt as though she was a danger to herself. Subsequently, Vincent, with the recommendation of her psychologist committed herself into a mental institution. During her stay at the mental institution, Vince studied the validity of treatment in regards to depression and insanity within, “the loony bin.” Vincent observed and evaluated the influence of institutionalization on the mentally ill, and the undermining interrelationship between caregivers and patients and the coercion of drugs as treatment. BOOK EXAMPLE. VINCENT’S STAY AT MULTIPLE MHI ( 2-4 SENTENCES). In order to appropriately assist clients who suffer from depression, it is important to acknowledge the signs, symptoms and the levels of severity of…show more content…
Treatment methodologies for individuals suffering with depression will differ by the individual depending on, they type, severity, and the client’s response to treatment. Although talk therapy in conjunction with antidepressants and SNRI’s (Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors) are proven to be effective in treating depression, not all clients are keen to take antidepressant medication, due to the associated side effects or personal values and beliefs. Identifying multiple treatment options for clients allows for trial and error and essentially generates the most optimizing treatment for the patient. Finally, as depression affects individuals differently, it is important for practitioners to identify which treatment will work best and with which

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