However both forms of treatment are linked with harsh side effects. As a nurse it is important to manage these side effects as best possible . Thus relieving anxiety related to treatment, ensuring healthy outcomes for the patient, this is making physical health an important aspect of management (Keller, Drexler &Lichtenberg, 2009). Physical health is an area that is of equal importance to a patient’s mental health. With the treatment of schizophrenia frequently resulting in antipsychotic medication, this brings about the need to manage patient’s physical status, as such side effects as increased weight gain may hinder the recovery process, through patients
Schizophrenia can be managed, but it requires the assistance of medication and possibly other therapies. The wishful thinking of Elizabeth A. Richter in the thought that a person with schizophrenia can cure themselves is just a dream. The reality for people with schizophrenia is a lifestyle change that requires managing a disease with the aid of medication and therapies. Often times when a person with schizophrenia chooses to go off of medication they fall back into the world of delusions and faltered reality. This can cause upheaval and damage relationships within their life.
Ciara Fowler Human Biology Period 2 12 December 2014 Schizophrenia Schizophrenia is a mental altering brain disorder that can change the way a person acts, feels, interacts in society, and sees life. Individuals that are associated with this illness often have trouble participating in public activities at school, work, and usually cannot hold steady relationships. Schizophrenia can make the victim feel scared and shocked due to all of the conflicting feelings and actions. Although many confuse this disease as a split personality (Dissociative Identity Disorder), it is not entirely correlated with that concept. Schizophrenia is a type of mental illness where a person cannot tell what is real from their imagination, otherwise known as
(D1) outline how a named mental disorder is diagnosed. Schizophrenia is a long-term mental health condition that causes a range of different psychological symptoms. These include: · hallucinations[->2] - hearing or seeing things that do not exist · delusions - unusual beliefs that are not based on reality and often contradict the evidence · muddled thoughts based on the hallucinations or delusions · changes in
People with Alzheimer’s disease lose nerve cells which use this chemical. The other types of medication are generally used in line with anti dementia drugs due to side affects. Commonly used medications can affect people with dementia in positive and negative ways. Positive ways in which it can affect someone are, a brighter mood, it may give them the ability to perform activities such as going shopping or to social functions. It may offer reduced memory loss and a reduction in hallucinations.
Those with a family history of schizophrenia are more likely to develop the illness than those without a family history. Environmental factors also play a role. Large amounts of stress are usually the main trigger for those who develop schizophrenia. Also, those who live in an urban environment are more likely to develop schizophrenia than those in more rural environments. Researchers are currently using this information to search for ways to prevent
(Mental Health America) The biological factor responsible is yet unknown, however scientists believe the illness has a biological cause involving some type of disturbance in the brain. (Mueser, Jeste, V., 2008) This idea is based on the most widely accepted biological theory known as Dopamine Hypothesis. An imbalance in the neurotransmitter dopamine is believed to exist in schizophrenia. Dopamine is known to be an important neurotransmitter that controls thoughts and feelings, both of which are disturbed in schizophrenia. The imbalance of these chemicals affects the way a person’s brain responds to stimuli, which would explain why a person with schizophrenia might be overwhelmed by sensory information (loud music or bright lights), which other people can easily cope with.
This is one type of mental illness that about 1 in 100 people will develop, which is also about 24 million people across the world. This disorder can be caused by brain abnormalities, genetic factors, and or psychological factors. There are different types of schizophrenia; paranoid, disorganized, catatonic, undifferentiated, and residual. Paranoid schizophrenia causes one to have hallucinations and delusions. Disorganized schizophrenia is when their behavior or speech is much unorganized and could cause inappropriate emotion.
Understanding Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematous) Takeia Foxx December 4th, 2012 EDU 100 Ms. O Lupus also called Systemic Lupus Erythematous, or SLE may not have a cure, but it’s a highly treatable condition. People who are affected by Lupus go through many complications on an everyday basis. Not only, do the patients feel pain and the family suffer as well. Lupus can be very detrimental to one’s health. Lupus medications can help lower long-term risk and keep symptoms under control.