This approach is supported by Burt et al who asked participants to recall a list of words. He found that depressed participants recalled more negative words. This is research evidence to support that there is a cognitive bias and irrational thinking in disorders such as depression. Therapies
Personality Disorders Discuss the problems related with identifying and diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder Introduction The term “borderline” means in-between things. Originally, this term was used when the clinician was unsure of the correct personality disorder diagnosis, because the patient manifested a mixture of neurotic and psychotic symptoms. Today there is a hopeful prognosis, but there are still a lot of questions to be answered and things to be learned about Borderline Personality Disorder. What is Borderline Personality Disorder? Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a serious psychiatric disorder that is difficult to treat, because of poor patient response and because of the trouble caused to the therapist and the treatment team.
RTT1 Task 2 Jake McKee Western Governors University RTT1 Task 2 Root Cause Analysis (RCA) that led to sentinel event Root cause in this scenario appears to be a combination of things. Most significantly, staff did not safely adjust to rapidly increasing demands of their patient acuity and census. The infrastructure did not allow simultaneous monitoring of two patients in crisis. The department is at high risk of inundation, being staffed with only one RN and one LPN, one secretary, and one emergency department physician. Secondly, balance in the monitoring of high-risk patients was inadequate.
A Beautiful Mind: Schizophrenia, Psychosis, and Life Span Disorders PSY/410 October 18, 2011 Abstract In the not so distant past; the diagnosis and treatment of severe mental illness such as Schizophrenia, Psychosis, and Life span development disorders were treated with distain; shutting away the victim of such diseases as though they were something to be ashamed of. The field psychology has come a long way in a short period of time; incorporating many factors into diagnosis and treatment. The analysis of the main components associated with diagnosis and treatment of Schizophrenia and Psychosis lends much needed understanding in order to promote more effective ways to therapies, interventions and preventions of these disorders.
Outline and evaluate the psychological explanations for depression (24) Two psychological explanations of depression are behaviourism and cognitive. Behaviourism explains depression as a learned condition and therefore does not perceive the disorder as a mental illness with a physical cause. Lewinsohn (1974) proposed that depression arises from a lack of positive reinforcement. Some people who are depressed do indeed seem to lack the social skills that enable them to get along with others. People who become depressed because of a major loss may be reinforced in being depressed by the sympathy and understanding shown by other people.
When you have completed your analysis of individual articles, you can then look across the responses to compare and contrast the multiple perspectives on the issue. You will submit your Cause of Depression Analysis Worksheet to the Unit 6 Assignment box. Learner Name: Iresse Freeman Name of Perspective: Cognitive Analysis Components Cause of Depression Research Articles Title of Article Beliefs about causes of depression. Author[s]: Lauber C; Falcato Title of Article Physical changes that occur when depressed. Author[s]:Richard Alleyne Title of Article Reactions caused by Depression Author[s]:Richard Alleyne Title of Article Author[s] The main purpose of this article is .
Leshner states, “As with many other brain diseases, addiction has embedded behavioral and social-context aspects that are important parts of the disorder itself” (Leshner). Recognizing addiction as a mental illness can help reduce the health and social costs that are directly related to treating addiction. Research has exposed that drug abuse is a severe health issue, as well as a social issue. Addicts become so obsessed with consuming the substance it causes their immune systems to shut down and causes the addict to be incapable of functioning properly in a social setting. Addiction has severe negative consequences affecting the addict’s mental and physical well being.
PTSD and depression are related psychological conditions. PTSD is a syndrome that develops after a person witnesses, participates, or hears of an extreme traumatic stressor. The reaction to this experience is typically fear and helplessness and ultimately depression as seen in this patient: reliving the events over and over and trying to avoid being reminded of it (Dunphy, Winland-Brown, Porter, & Thomas, 2011). Furthermore, psychosocial and environmental stressors are also known risk factors for depression (National Institute of Mental Health, 2012). Research has shown that stress in the form of loss, especially death of close family members or friends , can trigger depression in vulnerable individuals.
Outline and evaluate psychological therapies for depression? Cognitive-behavioural theories explain depression upon learned irrational and maladaptive thinking. Becks cognitive behavioural therapy works to challenge and alter the irrational thoughts and dysfunctional behaviour that is keeping the depression consistent. The therapist will first need to explore the patient’s background information and identify key irrational thoughts before the therapy can begin. Within the 3-4 months of therapy, it will involve behavioural activation to identify pleasurable activities the patient enjoys and try to make these activities be more consistent in their lives.
Services available to a patient with a dual diagnosis are often restricted due to their co-morbid disorder, until this disorder is treated they are unable to access these particular services (Drake, Essock, Shaner, Carey, Minkoff, Kola et al, 2001). Educational facilities rarely teach dual diagnosis treatment, therefore this leaves health practitioners working in the mental health area with a lack of knowledge and understanding in relation to dual diagnosis and its treatment options. Consequently, patients with a dual diagnosis lack knowledge relating to the treatment of