Archive for December, 2010

Example Case Study on Domestic Violence

Case Study on Domestic Violence

Domestic violence represents a serious and long-standing problem in the United States as well as many other parts of the world. Domestic violence can take place between partners of the same sex and at times men are also victims of female partner abuse. However, in the vast of cases, the victims are women who were battered by their male partners.

In fact, each day the statistics on domestic violence against women get more and more horrifying. A woman is beat every fifteen seconds, thirty five percent of emergency room visits from women are because of ongoing partner abuse, and approximately four million incidents are reported each year.(Texas, 1) Many questions come up in regards to this issue. For example, what are the warning signals, why don’t women leave and carry on with their lives, what happens if they stay? These are only few of the questions I asked myself as I tried looking from the outside in.

Unfortunately, women are plagued with many different problems, and this sadly is the major one, which occur in different forms. Domestic violence is serious wherever and whenever it happens and in order to conquer this problem one must be educated and know that there is hope and help, but one must not stay quiet and stand up for herself before the worst occurs: death. Read more…


Free Case Study on Depression

Case Study on Depression

Research clearly points to a link between depression and biochemical abnormalities in the brain. While much is still to be discovered, evidence strongly suggests that abnormalities in the synaptic transmitter systems of the brain can cause depression.

Two neurotransmitters thought to have significant importance are norepinephrine and serotonin. Depression is usually associated with the reduction in levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, although other neurotransmitters may be involved. Reduced levels of serotonin in the synapse have been associated to cause depression. However, many other factors are involved. Recent studies suggest that a complex system, involving second messenger systems, in which secondary chemicals affect the synthesis and transport of primary neurotransmitters, such as serotonin also play a role. But, it was the research into primary neurotransmitter systems that led the revolution in the treatment of depression during the mid 1950s with the appearance of the first effective antidepressant medications.

The interaction between different neurotransmitters and depression is highly complicated and unclear. In agreement with the serotonin deficiency hypothesis of depression, there is evidence that depressed people have a deficiency of tryptophan, a serotonin precursor. However, while some depressed people respond best to drugs that affect mostly serotonin, others respond more to drugs that affect catecholamines. Thus it seems that there are several biochemically different forms of depression. Read more…

Case Study on Gender Roles

Sample Case Study on Gender Roles

It has long been recognised that men and women have significant differences, physical, social, emotional and intellectual. The roles they take on in regard to family life are, or have been in the past, directly dictated by their gender. Men and women are involved in roles in almost every aspect of life, from the social groups they join as children, to which position that they will potentially fill within a home. In conjunction with roles, we are expected to take a certain behavioural pattern. We have come to label this behaviour within stereotypes of the typical father ‘the provider’ and mother ‘the domestic labourer’ in post or pre industrial families. I shall be mainly focusing on western families as western gender roles differ somewhat to eastern traditions. Although these roles are fairly clear cut and socially reproduced, it is fair to say that each generation are to some extent forces these roles to evolve to better suit the social and cultural climate. This essay will set out to broadly define roles within the family and how throughout recent history these roles have been, and still are being forced to change and conform to shifting cultural and economic demands.

Even before you are born, your pre determined gender role is in formation. As soon as a child is born he or she begins to form their identity and so their role in society. Identities is unique, everyone has one without exception. You begin life within one of a few blank ‘moulds’ or ‘social jackets’ either you are male or female, black, white or Asian everyone begins life reasonably physically similar. From around the age where you begin to make decisions your individual identity is for you to develop and form.

Male and female roles begin to come in to practice within schooling and family activities and are then constantly developed and refined through life. Personal and collective Identities constantly evolve through experience and are reproduced within the home. Gender roles are first applied in the home; they are picked up alongside with manners and other social tools as children develop. Children learn a great deal about roles from their parents by merely observing their behaviour. Finer points of gender roles are defined by cultural background, tradition, geographic location or your family’s economic position. Economic status I believe has most bearing on future gender roles because the richer the family that a child has, more choices and opportunities are available. Read more…