Know the impact of mental ill health on individuals and others in their social network. Unit CMH 302 Understand Mental Health Problems Outcome 1 Know the main forms of mental ill health Assessment Criteria The learner can: 1. Describe the main types of mental ill health according to the psychiatric (DSM/ICD) classification system: mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, substance-related disorders, eating disorders, cognitive disorders. 2. Explain the key strengths and limitations of the psychiatric classification system.
1. Why are personality disorders listed on Axis II of the DSM-IV? Anytime there is a clinical evaluation of a patient it should include axis II personality disorder pathology. A general assessment is conducted to determine the generic elements of a personality disorder are present. The patient will be assets in personality disturbance, such as cognitive eccentricity, socially, isolative behavior, impulsivity, mood dysregulation, or anxiety-driven patterns of behavior and there they can determine if there is a disorder or not.
For example, one psychologist may use descriptive psychopathology to which will strive to provide answers for symptoms or mental illness. Either way, psychopathology is formally used to study mental illness or the distresses which may be affecting an individual. The issues of the abnormal psychology will assist in the study by the way we would use it in the attempt to capture interest, trigger concerns, and demands our attention. It also brings us to form and ask certain questions pertaining to any study. Psychopathology is not the same as psychopathy, which has to do with antisocial
In general, the medications used for different mental health problems are called psychotropic medications. These medications can have serious side effects if not taken properly or prescribed by someone not properly trained or qualified to do so. Obviously, counselors in general do not get such training. On the other hand, counselors should be able to recognize the need of psychotropic medications for their clients as a holistic approach to their problems and refer them to appropriate professionals for that purpose (King & Anderson, 2004). LEGAL LIMITATIONS While working with the client, counselors are required to follow the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics (ACA, 2005).
Cognitive disorders: Are a category of mental health disorders that primary affect learning,memory, perception, and problem solving and include; amnesia, dementia and delirium. 1.2. Explain the key strengths and limitations of the psychiatric classification system. Strengths of Psychiatric Classification and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders include that it provides a well designed standard, and comprehensive diagnostic tool for clinicians and it allows physicians to look at the complete psychological make-up of a person. 1.3.
The author will examine the limitations and restrictions of CBT in the wider principles of mental healthcare provision and consider how the application of CBT within the practice of Mental Health Nursing can influence the possible future development and advancement, of new nursing models/concepts of nursing practice, in particular the author will examine the impact of CBT with the recovery process. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy was founded by Aaron Beck in the late 1960’s and is based on the concept of irrational cognitive processes which have been learned and maintained through enforcement. Beck describes cognitive therapy as ‘…. An active, directive, time-limited, structured approach used to treat a variety of psychiatric disorders (for example, depression, anxiety, phobias, pain problems (Beck et al 1976). The cognitive model assumes that clients have a negative view of themselves, their environment and the future.
Using the metaphor of the tide to illustrate the "fluid nature of human experience" (Barker, 2001, p. 2), this theoretical model refuses to dictate a 'correct' course for human life experience, instead using the patient's own expectations for and articulation of need to dictate the nurse-patient relationship. Although first developed in order to provide psychiatric nursing with its own specific theoretical model, this approach has since been expanded to include other therapeutic areas as it is based predominantly on the need for care practitioners to acknowledge the patient's
Assess the usefulness of Labelling theory for understanding mental illness The Labelling Theory of mental illness suggests that those in power (e.g. doctors, nurses, psychiatrists etc.) label abnormality when it deviates from social norms in less powerful groups; in terms of mental health, labelling suggests that people obtain labels from how others perceive their tendencies or behaviour. The label created by those in the powerful groups override the roles that s/he may already have; this is known as the master status. Thomas Scheff (1966) argued that mental illness does not exist; it is label applied to deviant behaviour.
1.2. Explain the key strengths and limitations of the psychiatric classification system. Strengths of Psychiatric Classification and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders include that it provides a well-designed standard, and comprehensive diagnostic tool for clinicians and it allows physicians to look at the complete psychological make-up of a person. 1.3. Explain two alternative frameworks for understanding mental distress.
Author: JE Word Count: 2167 ‘Discuss the relationship between stress, anxiety, habits and phobias and describe how you would treat these issues with hypnotherapy’ This essay will explore, describe and discuss individually each of the conditions of stress, anxiety, habits and phobias. How each are identified and subsequently treated with hypnotherapy these neurotic conditions are the most common requests for hypnotherapy. The relationship that exists between each of these conditions will be identified, explored and discussed in more detail throughout. I will also consider the ethical questions that need to be considered by the therapist when treating this group of clients and appropriate treatment regimes. The topic of the essay will then be revisited and a detailed conclusion will summarise composition.