Hsc 4222-222 Essay

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Unit 4222-220 Supporting individuals who are distressed Outcome 1 1. Older people are more vulnerable to many of the factors that are known to cause depression including: Being widowed or divorced , Being retired/unemployed, Physical disability or illness, Loneliness and isolation. In addition, older people may develop depression because of: Neurobiological changes associated with ageing, Prescribed medication for other conditions, Genetic susceptibility which increases with age. 2. Cognitive Symptoms Memory problems, inability to concentrate, Poor judgement, Seeing only the negative, Anxious or racing thoughts, Constant worrying Emotional Symptoms Moodiness, Irritability or short temper Agitation, inability to relax ,Feeling overwhelmed, Sense of loneliness and isolation, Depression or general unhappiness . Physical Symptoms Aches and pains, Diarrhoea or constipation, Nausea, dizziness, Chest pain, rapid heartbeat, Loss of sex drive, Frequent colds. Behavioural Symptoms Eating more or less, Sleeping too much or too little, Isolating yourself from others, Procrastinating or neglecting responsibilities, Using alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs to relax, Nervous habits (e.g. nail biting, pacing). 3. The person that is distressed can be irritable, pessimistic, overly sensitive which will negatively affect communication. It makes people become isolative which will then lead to lack of communication. Anxiety often coexists with depression. A person who suffers from anxiety may avoid expressing him/herself due to the fear of making mistakes or being judged. Anxiety causes an overwhelming level of stress which negatively affects communication. 4. It can be tiring and emotionally draining and can lead to yourself becoming depressed. Outcome 2 1. internet,doctor,leaflets,library, friends and colleagues that have been in the same situation 2.
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