Problems related with identifying BPD ….………………….4 4. Problems related with diagnosing BPD ….. ………………...5 5. Conclusion ………………………………………………….6 1. Introduction Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious psychiatric disorder which at first was difficult to treat and poorly understood. The identification and diagnosis of the disorder was difficult for many therapists.
Dissociative Identity Disorder, or DID, is a severe mental disorder that cause the patient to experience severe dissociation from the environment and others around them. Dissociation is kind of like daydreaming, which most of us have experienced. People with DID experience a “lack of connection in a person’s thoughts, memories, feelings, actions, or sense of identity”, according to WebMD, a reputable site that provides health information (Costello). Many doctors and psychiatrists believe that DID starts because of a traumatic experience and victims of this disorder dissociate themselves from certain situations to alleviate pain and anxiety that the situation may cause. Although many doctors believe this, there is no proven cause of Dissociative
Perhaps Rosenhan was being too hard on psychiatric hospitals, especially when it is important for them to play safe in their diagnosis of abnormality because there is always an outcry when a patient is let out of psychiatric care and gets into trouble. If you were to go to the doctors complaining of stomach aches how would you expect to be treated? Doctors and psychiatrists are more likely to make a type two error (that is, more likely to call a healthy person sick) than a type one error (that is, diagnosing a sick person as healthy) When Rosenhan did his study the psychiatric classification in use was DSM-II. However, since then a new classification has been introduced which was to address itself largely to the whole problem of unreliability - especially unclear criteria. It is argued that
Symptoms and problems of PTSD PTSD is a popular anxiety disorder. This is where people who encounter a very traumatic experience, does not recover. The disorder is triggered after traumatic events such as violent personal assaults such as mugging or rape, or to family, natural disasters such as earthquakes, accidents such as car crashes, human disasters such as 9/11 and after military combat such as the soldiers who fought in WWII. According to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders – 4th Edition (DSM-IV) (American Psychiatric Association, 1994), there are three broad clusters of symptoms that are important in making a diagnosis of PTSD. First, the traumatized individual must re-experience the event in various intrusive and distressing ways, such as nightmares.
Mentally Ill Populations Need for Advocacy As a case manager I encounter many issues trying to help the clients that I serve in the mentally ill population. Financial entitlements are stalled due to case overloads within government agencies or clients are denied disability benefits regardless to mounds of documentation being sent to state claims officers confirming the client’s disability. Medicaid denials cause clients to not have access to the medications they need to treat their illnesses, which in many cases sends them into crisis and back into the hospital for psychiatric stabilization. Supportive housing for mentally ill individuals are far and few. This
Borderline Personality Disorder Margo A. Ihde Liberty University Author Note Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Margo A. Ihde, Psychology 430, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va. 24515. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Abstract Borderline personality disorder can be one of the most severe and self-destructive disorders. There is some debate as to whether this is a mental health disorder or an individual that willfully chooses to manipulate and practice abnormal behavior. No matter the cause or the reason it is growing within the population and must be addressed because no matter the cause or the source these individual need intervention. Borderline personality disorder is one of 10 distinct personality disorders
According to the article "What Is Combat PTSD?”, Diagnosing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can be hard because soldiers view reporting their symptoms as a sign of weakness (What, 1). This makes it difficult to get an accurate idea of exactly how many men and women return from war with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Those who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder often relive the horrendous events they have experienced in combat. Behaviors of this disorder can take on many forms. Sufferers may have a hard time relaxing, experience anxiety, and they often battle depression.
The unfamiliarity of the acute care setting can be very stressful for a person with dementia; generally patients with dementia found find the hospital setting to be difficult and distressing and often made them feel confused and disorientated. The environment within the acute care setting is inappropriate and inadequate for the care of the dementia patient with many areas of concern. There is a clear indication that nurses in the acute care setting need further education and training in regards’ to the care of the dementia patient. Nurses recognised and expressed some of the various difficulties associated with the care of a patient with dementia. Generally the nurses experiences of care for the dementia patient in the acute care setting was one of uncertainty, due to the fact the nurses felt they had a specific lack of knowledge.
Today I am going to talk to you about Schizophrenia and a closer look into my experiences of being diagnosed with it. When a doctor describes schizophrenia as a psychotic disorder, it means that, in their view, the patient can’t tell their own intense thoughts, ideas, perceptions and imaginings from reality. There are different types of schizophrenia. The most common one is paranoid schizophrenia which if generally a manifestation on multiple symptoms. Different patients will have different symptoms which will indicate what type of schizophrenia they have.
Even though there were principles to guide social work practice in mental health, tension emerged between evidence based practice, recovery principles and the lived experiences of mental health. Despite strong endorsement of the principles, inadequate resources to support initiatives for client needs, culture awareness and undeveloped knowledge required considerable change and needed to be addressed. Lived experiences of mental health problems There have been widespread contradictions regarding the prevalence of Bi-polar Disorder. Jablensky et al., (1999), and