Sigmund Freud was the ﬁrst to challenge the view that mental disorders were caused by physical illness and proposed that psychological factors were responsible for the illness. The psychodynamic approach highlights the importance of the unconscious mind and early childhood experiences. Psychodynamic psychologist’s attempt to deal with the mental health issues of their patients by incorporating these ideas and creating therapies using these ideas. The basic concept behind psychoanalysis is that a patient that suffers from mental health problems such as depression can address any regressed feelings thus, the patient gains insight of and can learn to work through their emotional baggage. It is a generalised concept that if the cause of the symptoms were tackled it would only be logical that the symptoms would then cease.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a way to monitor any behaviors that may eventually lead the adolescent to commit suicide. In cognitive behavioral therapy, the person is made aware of how his or her actions towards certain thoughts and feelings can lead to unhealthy moods. It focuses on fixing the person’s thoughts and feelings in order to help treat depression. According to editors and writers for the periodical Drug Week, “[c]ognitive behavioral therapy, a form of psychotherapy, was found to be effective if combined with fluoxetine use” (2005). A study was conducted by Dr. Graham Emslie, a professor at UT Southwestern, within the last decade that included 334 teenagers, all of whom suffered from major depression.
(Popik and Glick 2006). The basic effects of the Ibogaine treatment in addiction is separated into three distinctive categories; long term, intermediate and acute. The intermediate and the acute stages are sometimes also referred to as the after effects (Lotsof 1995). It has also been suggested that the drug may have considerable potential in the field of psychotherapy, particularly as a treatment for the effects of trauma (Maciulaitis
Effect of alcohol: Alcohol has an impact on the dopamine, serotonin, endorphins, glutamate, and GABA neurotransmitters. Genetics influence people’s tendency toward alcohol dependency. Effect of Barbiturates: cause relaxation, some euphoria, and diminished attention. 14. Stimulant: increase behavioral and mental activity.
It is also invaluable in providing an idea of whether or not the youth has a comorbidity. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, comorbidity is defined as, “When two disorders or illnesses occur in the same person, simultaneously or sequentially, they are described as comorbid. Comorbidity also implies interactions between the illnesses that affect the course and prognosis of both (NIDA, Comorbidity, 2010).” Their article goes on to characterize three different scenarios as to why drug use disorders occur with mental health disorders. They propose that it can be because the drugs themselves cause the person to experience more profound symptoms of their mental illness, that the mental illness itself led to the drug abuse, or because overlapping factors (brain deficits, genetic vulnerabilities, or early exposure to stress and trauma) cause both drug use and mental health
The author writes about the diseases and condition of long and short term use of alcohol. How it effect women, young people and families. He also discuss the signs and how to treat the disease, also there is a testimony of how someone started drinking as young as 11 years old. In concussion this is a serious condition that research shows that if someone start drinking before the age of 15, they are five times more likely to become alcohol dependent than those who start drinking at
Alcohol and substance abuse is being considered a major public health problem that is causing a negative impact on society. Every community is affected by some type of substance abuse and it is causing serious health problems in our society. In this paper, I will discuss the factors of alcohol and substance abuse that relates to age, gender, and cultures; social, political, and economic factors that are affecting the vulnerability of this population; and a community based program that will help these individuals resolve their addiction. Alcohol and substance abuse is growing out of control and there are important oversights and several risk factors that are associated with alcohol and substance abuse. These factors have been shown to vary by race, ethnicity, and the age of these individuals.
My questions are can one social issue directly correlate to another? Does the issue of alcoholism lead to issues within families, education and one’s overall well being? How can treatment for alcohol addiction go beyond the normal physical rehabilitation? Drug abuse can be defined in a sociological context as the use of unacceptable drugs and or the excessive or inappropriate use of acceptable drugs in ways that can lead to physical, psychological or social harm. The term drug has a very broad definition but for the purpose of understanding the social problems drugs evoke it will be referred to as any substance that can affect a person physically, or psychologically, has the potential to be misused and can be harmful to the user or society.
All these changes throughout the period of the development of alcoholism dependency have caused mental disabilities and severe changes in the human body. Another reason why people should know the effects of alcoholism is the harmful dangers on young teenagers. Studies have shown that nearly 20 percent of 12 to 20 year olds have experienced alcoholism to cope with their pain. The effects of alcoholism on the brains of young teenagers takes a note to comparing magnetic resonance on imaging the brain of 14-years-old to 21-year-olds who have
Keywords: Adolescence –Substance abuse-Family-Peers-School. Drugs, is any chemical substance or natural origin that changes in the way humans perceive their environment. They are divided into broad categories, depending on their action in the Central Nervous System: The sedatives, stimulants and hallucinogens. Many drugs, however, are used occasionally for therapeutic purposes. We will be concerned with what nowadays is often abused.