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Classmate: ChelseaAfter watching the media clip, there was a lot that was observed. The first thing that was noticed was in the beginning when Tony was walking. While the weather was nice, quiet and peaceful, Tony appeared that he was not able to relax as he would look over his shoulder. It was as if he was concerned that someone was following him (Colorado State University, 1997). This can be common in individuals who have dissociative identity disorder, formerly known as multiple personality disorder (Boysen & VanBergen, 2013).During the counseling session, several alters emerged. When he was himself, Tony appeared anxious and he constantly rung his fingers. His hands were shaking and his eyes blinked repeatedly When Anthony emerged, he was scared and fearful, which could be contributed to his age, since Anthony was a child. When another alter emerged, Richard, the mood and demeanor changed drastically. Richard appeared angry and agitated. He appeared to grow annoyed when the therapist asked him several questions. When Tony came back to himself, he appeared more calm but confused as to what all transpired (Colorado State University, 1997).For many individuals with DID, memory recollection can be an issue. There is even debate as to whether individuals are responsible for their actions if they suffer from DID (Maiese, 2017). While there is still much research to be done on DID, many individuals who suffer from DID have suffered horrific trauma such as sexual or physical abuse(Boysen & VanBergen, 2013). This can leave individuals feeling broken. While the world is a broken world and bad things can happen, God can help heal the broken. Luke 4:18 (ERV) says, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me. He has chosen me to tell good news to the poor. He sent me to tell prisoners that they are free and to tell the blind that they can see again. He sent me to free those who have been treated badly.”References:Boysen, G. A., & VanBergen, A. (2013). A review of published research on adult dissociativeidentity disorder: 2000–2010.The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease,201(1), 5-11.doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e31827aaf81Colorado State University. (Producers). (1997).Multiple personality[Video]. AnnenbergLearner.Easy to Read Version.(2020). Bible Gateway Online.https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=luke+4%3A18&version=ERV (Originalwork published 2006.Maiese, M. (2017). Dissociative identity disorder, ambivalence, and responsibility.EuropeanJournal of Philosophy,25(3), 764-784. doi:10.1111/ejop.12171Classmate DajaiIn the video clip “Multiple Personalities”, viewers are introduced to middle age male Tony who had been diagnosed with Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a mental health condition that affects how an individual living with this condition may think, feel, and/or behave. Schizophrenia is characterized by thoughts or experiences that are not fully in alignment with reality. Other symptoms of Schizophrenia can include disorganized speech or behavior, and a decrease in interest or participation of an individual’s usual daily activities. Individuals who have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia may also suffer from loss of memory or difficulty concentrating in conversations. Observation is monitoring the actions of others or oneself in a particular context and making a record of what is observed (Aiken & Groth-Marnat, 2006 ). Behavioral observation can provide professionals with information about an individual’s functioning, such as emotional responses, social interactions, motor skills (Murphy & Davidshofer, 2005). In the video presentation, Tony at times presented as disengaged when asked a question directly. At other times, Tony presented with a delay to answer questions or engage in conversation. Tony’s character traits varied based upon what identity consumed him at the time. During the “multiple personalities” presentation, Tony was observed placing his hand to his head and at other times he appeared to be wiping his forehead although no sweat was there. Tony’s eyes were observed as scattered back and forth and he did not appear to be able to make direct eye contact in conversations for considerable periods of time. Throughout the video, as Tony assumed roles of either DeeDee or Richard, Tony was observed scratching his neck and face, grabbing at his mouth and beard (when he became overwhelmed during interview), and shaking hands. Tony detailed his experiences with memory loss followed by identifying a specific event in his life where he was unable to recall being present at a wedding.Question:How should I have integrated biblical context/ Christian Worldview into this assignment? Would it be best to note God’s love for all people, and to address the stigma that follows individuals with mental health needs?Where can the citation to our current textbook be located (was unable to locate it via etextbook online) ??ReferencesMultiple Personality. (2019, September 18). Retrieved from https://www.learner.org/series/the-brain-teaching-modules/multiple-personality/Schizophrenia. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/schizophrenia/index.shtml

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