Personality Disorder - People with personality disorders have extreme and inflexible personality traits that are distressing to the person and/or cause problems in work, school or social relationships. In addition, the person’s pattern’s of thinking and behaviour significantly differ from the expectations of society and are so rigid that they interfere with the person’s normal functioning. Examples include antisocial personality disorder, obsessive compulsive personality disorder and paranoid personality disorder. Anxiety Disorders - People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread, as well as physical signs of anxiety or nervousness, such as rapid heartbeat and sweating. An anxiety disorder is diagnosed if the persons response is not appropriate for the situation, if the person cannot control the response, or if the anxiety interferes with their normal functioning.
These sad messengers deplete the happy messengers which causes a person to become depressed, anxious, sleepless, and fatigued. Good mental health is achieved when there is a balance of happy and sad messengers. These messengers get out of balance when there is too much stress present (Hart, 1999). Hart goes on to discuss treatment of these disorders. First, a doctor, psychologist, or psychiatrist
Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline personality disorder is a disorder that affects mental health and causes major emotional instability. It can lead to other mental as well as behavioral problems. A person with borderline personality disorder usually has a very distorted self-image and often feels worthless. He/she often experiences frequent mood swings, anger, and impulsiveness, which may push people away, even if he wants to have meaningful relationships. Don’t despair if you have this type of personality disorder.
It is this long term or chronic stress that causes damage to the body. This can affect our immune system and damage it. Headaches, poor energy levels, poor concentration, emotional outbursts, anxiety and depression: all this symptoms can be caused by stress. When you feel stressed this can prevent us from enjoying life and experiencing the feel-good factors. This can make life appear meaningless and lead to depression.
Patients become despondent and lose hope that their pain will ever cease. Chronic pain is difficult to treat as permanent changes take place within the peripheral and central nervous systems meaning the pain cannot always be fully relieved by standard pain medication. In this disorder of the nervous system, signals of pain remain active for weeks, months, or even years and this affects the patient on many levels. Acknowledging this is the key to effective management of chronic pain. Living with constant pain is debilitating and exhausting for patients.
Discriminatory practices can result in a lowering of self esteem, it can leave the service user feeling low and not knowing their self-worth. In health and social care a service users having low self-esteem is common but must be avoided as it can have a large impact on the service user’s health and wellbeing. Low self esteem has many effects such as fear and anxiety that makes service users reluctant to use health care services, poor self- confidence this is when a person is not comfortable with their appearance, mixed emotions is when a person is overwhelmed with emotions and reacts differently for example they might become very angry for no apparent reason and depression, this is a very common result of low self esteem and effects a person’s well-being as they may require medication. All of these factors can make service users seeking the care or medical attention that they need. In the case of Kate she is withdrawn from using health care services because of the low self-esteem.
Symptoms of Depression and Medications Prescribed Depression is a mental illness that has become a major problem along with other disorders that are associated with depression. Individuals live everyday life and do not know they have a depressive disorder until they are diagnosed with it. Depression can have a broad range of causes that are concerning to the primary physicians and mental health counselors, and Psychiatrist Preston et al. (2013). John’s symptoms of depression range from loss of appetite, losing interest in activities, sadness, and lack of sleep.
Unit 2 : Understanding stress Section 2.1: The symptoms and causes of stress 1, Define the term “stress”. Stress – is a sign of excessive overload and a negative response to pressure caused by demands from someone’s aspect of life/lifestyle (work place, relationships, personal problems, health or financial pressure).It Effects the mind, body or both leaving people feeling exhausted. Left untreated for a long time can cause deep depression or anxiety disorders. 2, Describe how stress can affect an individual. In other words, describe some of the symptoms of stress.
ECT seems to cause changes in brain chemistry that can reverse symptoms of certain mental illnesses. ECT may be an option for bipolar treatment if one don't get better with medications, can't take antidepressants for many health reasons such as pregnancy or are at high risk of suicide. Why Macbeth had bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder can often ruin one’s life. This is shown in the tragedy of Macbeth. I believe Macbeth shows many signs of a bipolar disorder, one of the worst disorders.
Sometimes, the illness makes a person not take their medication, so supervision would be required. With this illness, the individual struggles daily with the truth, but is manageable with medication and therapy. Second, a person with Major depression has suicidal thoughts, low self- esteem, loss of appetite or increase of appetite, and insomnia or excessive sleeping. The individual struggles with the thought of killing himself or herself. The person feels not worthy of self and sad most of the time.