* If they spend time away from home, for example while they are cared for in hospital, it may be difficult to keep up to date with their financial commitments. * If they have symptoms such as mania their capacity to make financial decisions may be affected as they might act recklessly or unwisely. * If they have symptoms of depression the person may lose the motivation or the ability to concentrate to keep control of your finances. * If they are unable to make decisions for themselves for any reason, they could be more vulnerable to financial eThe individual may have feelings of denial and so not seek any help. d) Social exclusion Often, people with mental health problems feel cut off from other people, including family, friends and neighbours.
This feature can make it difficult for support staff to engage well with individuals, impacting on the level of support received. An example of this is one tenant who is autistic who finds it difficult to speak with people face to face. The tenant prefers to be alone at all times. This makes it very hard to support them as they often will not open their door, instead they will shout through the door that they are ok and do not need any help. This tenant does not get much support due to this which impacts on practice, staff are not able to complete tasks with her, and not able to physically monitor her well being.
There are many kinds of mental illness:- • Mood disorders This can be marked by changes in mood, either elation or depression. Depression and bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) are both highly treatable, medical illnesses. Unfortunately, many people don't get the help they need because of the misunderstanding surrounding the illnesses or the fear associated with stigma. • Personality disorders Personality disorders are conditions in which an individual differs significantly from an average person, in terms of how they think, perceive, feel or relate to others. • Anxiety disorders Most people feel anxious at some point in their life.
CT261 Understanding Mental Health Problems 1.1 Describe the main types of mental ill health according to the psychiatric (DSM/ICD) classification system;- Mood disorders – affects the individual's moods and are more intense and difficult to manage than normal feelings of sadness or mood swings. They include all types of depression and bipolar disorder. Mood disorders are sometimes referred to as affective disorders. Examples include post natal depression which some women experience after giving birth and Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) experienced by some people in autumn and winter when the days are shorter and there is less sunlight. Mood disorders are thought to be caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain.
These negative images can add unnecessary distress to the individual and their family. Diagnosis of dementia can be difficult to make due to the symptoms can develop slowly. The individuals GP or health professional will be able to monitor any patterns and take tests over a period of
Groups that have a higher risk of becoming vulnerable include, children, people with learning and physical disabilities, people suffering with mental health problems, chronically ill people and the elderly. Age concern (1986) defines vulnerability in the elderly as ‘people in need of some support, help and/or advice in order to prevent personal or social deterioration or breakdown. Without this their level of dependency on others or their ability to manage their lives as they wish, might deteriorate to the point of necessitating their removal to institutional care, which is not their preferred option and might otherwise be prevented or postponed (page 11).’ This statement is proven in my clinical experience. Whilst on placement on a busy acute medical ward, at a local hospital, I helped to care for an elderly lady, whom I shall refer to as Mrs Berry. Mrs Berry was 87 and had been admitted to hospital following a fall
If the abuse is particularly serious and they feel there no way out of it they may deal with it in more drastic ways like trying to take their own life. It may result in serious anxiety and depression which is going to stay with them for the rest of their lives. Major Long-Term Medical Symptoms of Physical Abuse may be insomnia. Insomnia is when someone has difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. Insomnia is a common problem for people that suffer or have suffered from physical abuse.
Individuals who abuse adults often threaten, harass, or intimidate them. For example, some abusers threaten to not let the elderly adults see their grandchildren. Others may prevent older adults from having visitors, or may threaten to leave them alone. They often feel shame, guilt, or embarrassment that someone in the family or someone close has harmed them. The
Generally the nurses experiences of care for the dementia patient in the acute care setting was one of uncertainty, due to the fact the nurses felt they had a specific lack of knowledge. Nurse’s knowledge and education As the population grows and there’s an increase in the number of dementia patients, nurses in the acute care setting need to be skilled and educated to support patients with dementia as stated by (Archibald & Cunningham 2006 p.55I). Erikson & Saveman (2002) described the lack of specialized education for nurses in regards to dementia patients in the acute care setting. This is of particular concern as there are many demands on nurses in the acute care setting and can influence the nature of the care they give. According to Nolan (2006, p.213) nurses had concerns of
The Effects of Stigma and Labeling on Mental Illness Patients and Their Families Mental Illness, that name conjures up a vast array of frightening images in the minds of the general public and media; an unfair image that is stigmatizing for the sufferer. The stigma is also pervasive in the mental health field, where patients who receive treatment are sometimes treated unfairly by the practitioners, who are supposed to help them in the first place. This is what my paper will discuss, the effects of stigma and labeling on patients and their families. I have culled many sources from scholarly papers, that back up my claim. I will describe what I thought of about the articles and how they pertain to the main points I am trying to make.