It is treated in a number of different ways; two of the most popular stimulant drugs are Ritalin. And Concerta, it is a prescription product approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as part of a total treatment program that may include counseling or other therapies. Conclusion: ADHD seem to be hitting today’s youth at an exponential rate. If there are possible doubts about having ADHD there are many routes to take. First I would suggest speaking with authorities at the school: teachers, principal, assistant principal, counselors, or even the school psychologist.
Depressive disorders, which include major depressive disorder (unipolar depression), dysthymic disorder (chronic, mild depression), and bipolar disorder (manic-depression), can have far reaching effects on the functioning and adjustment of young people. Among both children and adolescents, depressive disorders confer an increased risk for illness and interpersonal and psychosocial difficulties that persist long after the depressive episode is resolved; in adolescents there is also an increased risk for substance abuse and suicidal behavior 1,2,3. Unfortunately, these disorders often go unrecognized by families and physicians alike. Signs of depressive disorders in young people often are viewed as normal mood swings typical of a particular developmental
Nick Almeida Stephanie Branch Rachel Johnson Intro. Abnormal Psychology Adolescent Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder that affects about 1% of the total population. It is characterized by sets of positive and negative symptoms which vary from patient to patient, but in general affects the normal functioning in social and occupational settings. The focus of this paper will be on the causes, diagnoses, and treatments associated with adolescent schizophrenia. It is important to effectively understand adolescent schizophrenia because the disorder can last a lifetime; learning the base causes, the dynamics of a strong diagnosis, and the most effective treatments can greatly improve a patient’s probability
Other psychiatric problems such as depression, Alzheimer’s, and dementia are not based on lab test either. Almost all of today’s known mental disorders would be eliminated and go untreated if we recognized diseases based solely on test done in a lab. However, recent studies think that have found the cause of ADHD. According to Health and Daily News “Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a real disease linked to changes in production of the brain chemical dopamine, two new reports suggest.” In the first report researchers found that a variation in the dopamine receptor gene may help cause the behavioral condition of ADHD. Lead researcher Dr. Phillip Shaw said, "If you have a certain variant of this gene, you have a greatly increased risk of having ADHD."
DSM-IV Evaluation Case Study 1: Josephine suffers from DSM-IV: Schizoid Personality Disorder Causes: The exact cause of Schizoid Personality Disorder is unknown. However, it is believed that a mixture of genetic (having a parent who suffers from any of the disorders classified on the schizophrenic spectrum) and environmental factors (having a parent who did not respond to emotional needs) (Mayclinic: Schizoid Personality Disorder, 2010). Treatment: Treatment of Schizoid Personality Disorder includes the use of medications such as Risperdal, Zyprexa, and Wellbutrin that treat some of the symptoms associated with Schizoid Personality Disorder. Psychotherapy, or Cognitive Behavior Therapy, is used to assist in altering the beliefs and behaviors of the individual, and used to improve the development of social skills. Group Therapy is used to provide support structure to individuals suffering from Schizoid Personality Disorder and to provide social motivation (Mayclinic: Schizoid Personality Disorder, 2010).
The explanation suggests that the primary caregiver is responsible for helping the infant overcome its anxieties and if the care is inadequate then a child will not develop a proper sense of self. Therefore during adolescence when threats to the self occur the symptoms of schizophrenia begin to develop. However, the psychodynamic explanation to schizophrenia has many problems, for example: Freud claimed that schizophrenia is caused by over-whelming anxiety and is a defence mechanism involving regression into an early stage of development. Freud suggested that one of the positive symptoms of the disorder, hallucinations are the ego’s attempt to restore contact with reality. However there isn’t any research evidence to support Freud’s theory and psychoanalysis is not an effective treatment for schizophrenia suggesting that the psychodynamic theory does not explain the causes of schizophrenia.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive illness that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. Which may causes a damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can live a normal life. Now here is a video that describes bipolar disorder in detail.
Kaytlin Szczepaniak Topic: Bipolar disorder in children Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about juvenile bipolar disorder Central Idea: Childhood bipolar is a real diagnosis and is misdiagnosed often. I. Introduction A. Attention Getter: Do you know a child with a mental disorder? B.
Rambunctious children unable to focus on a task or sit still for an extended period of time used to be criticized for a lack of discipline and will power. These children previously called "wild" and "out of control," may be suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). ADHD was virtually unknown 15 years ago, but now "is the most common behavioral disorder in American children." This recent surge in the "popularity" has `given some doctors cause for concern. Is ADHD the latest "fad" in the medical community or is it a truly a widespread affliction whose scope is just now being discovered?
Traub (2009) discusses the reliability of Dissociative Identity Disorder identification and categorization. Many believe that the DID is a symptom after a traumatic event, he states that “… the disorder is a defensive response that results naturally from continuous and tremendous childhood trauma, particularly from physical and sexual abuse” (Traub, 2009, p. 348). He talks about different sections, addressing whether Dissociative Identity Disorders are reliable diagnosis.. In the category of childhood trauma, Traub (2009) talks about how many psychiatrists believe the cause of many of the DID cases are due to trauma when they were children, especially in those that deal with an accumulation of traumatic events. People that advocates for DID states that it is necessary for childhood trauma to be predecessor and cause of this particular disorder.