PSYCH DISCUSSION POST

Discussion #8 Topic:

  1. Read this article: http://www.nytimes.com/1981/06/02/science/new-theories-of-depression-hold-promise-of-simpler-remedy.html (Links to an external site.)

From the article at the top of the 2nd page, Dr. Beck argues that learned helplessness only partially explains depression. From the rest of the article, do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why? Use evidence from the text and/or other resources to support your position.

2.The old saying of “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” is contradicted in the mental health field today. This article highlights the power of language in everyday society to marginalize certain populations. Do you think people resist seeking treatment for mental health disorders because of the stigma associated with these illnesses? How important do you believe language is in the way society views mental health disorders? Use evidence from the text and/or other resources to support your position.

3. Watch this video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6CILJA110Y

What do you feel the most important takeaway message from the video is, and why do you feel this way? Explain.

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