Treatment Options for Amy Winehouse

Treatment Options for Amy Winehouse

  1. Go back to your Celebrity Diagnosis discussion (Module 5 – Psychological Disorders – Diagnosing Celebrities.)

Copy and re-post the celebrity, picture, and diagnosis RE: Disorders — Celebrity Diagnosis

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  1. The celebrity I chose is Amy Winehouse and she was a musician. Amy Winehouse was an English musician and vocalist whose powerful and passionate voice influenced the music business. She invented a new musical genre by combining elements of soul, jazz, R&B, and pop music. She was exposed to several genres of music at a young age, which piqued her interest in music and helped her improve her musical abilities. Amy Winehouse is well-known for her smokey voice and poignant songs such as “Rehab” (Amy Winehouse – Rehab, 2009). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUmZp8pR1uc. She died of an overdose in July 2011, adding to the infamous 27 clubs of musicians who died at the age of 27. Winehouse publicly struggled with addiction, depression, and other symptoms of untreated borderline personality disorder (BPD), yet physicians only hypothesized about it after she died.

Figure 1: (Amy Winehouse, 2008) https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/photo-of-amy-winehouse-amy-winehouse-performing-on-stage-news-photo/85107606

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  1. Winehouse publicly struggled with addiction, depression, and other symptoms of untreated borderline personality disorder (BPD), yet physicians only hypothesized about it after she died. BPD has been shown to have an impact on how people feel about themselves, how they interact with others, and how they act. It’s characterized by issues with emotion regulation. According to “borderline personality disorder – Symptoms and causes,” (2019),

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  1. Recommend a plan of treatment for his or her disorder using any Five of the Treatment Options List
  • For each of the options, focus on only one technique in each category (i.e. one bullet point)
  • Explain the name, style, purpose, and goal of each of the treatments options you choose. Apply each to the celebrity.
  • Assume the celebrity completed each of the treatments. What is the expected outcome for each?

 

Notes:

  • Use full sentences, in context
  • Explain your answers
  • Use your own words (final warning!)
  • Cite any sources you use 

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Treatment Options List 

  1. Psychodynamic Therapy
    • Free Association
    • Dream Analysis
    • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
    • Other Psychodynamic Technique (explain)
  2. Humanistic and Existential Therapies
    • Person-Centered Therapy 
    • Gestalt Therapy
    • Other Humanistic/Existential (explain)
  3. Behavioral Therapies
    • Behavior Therapy
    • Token Economy
    • Exposure Therapy
    • Other type of behavioral therapy  (explain)
  4. Cognitive Therapies
    • Cognitive Therapy
    • Cognitive Restructuring
    • Mindfulness Meditation
    • Other type of cognitive therapy (explain)
  5. Group Therapy
    • Couples and Family Therapy
    • Self-Help and Support Groups
    • Other type of group therapy (explain)
  6. Medical and Biological Treatments
    • Antipsychotic Medications
    • Antianxiety Medications
    • Antidepressants
    • Herbal/Natural Products
    • Other Medications (explain)
  7. Non-medication Biological Treatments
    • Electroconvulsive Therapy
    • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
    • Phototherapy
    • Other non-medication biological treatment (explain)

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