Understand Mental Health problems Learning outcome 1- Know the main forms of Mental health. 1.1 Describe the main types of Mental ill health according to the psychiatric classification system. Mood disorders - These disorders, also called affective disorder, involve persistent feelings of sadness or periods of feeling overly happy, or fluctuations from extreme happiness to extreme sadness. The most common mood disorders are depression, mania and bipolar disorder. Personality Disorder - People with personality disorders have extreme and inflexible personality traits that are distressing to the person and/or cause problems in work, school or social relationships.
TASK 1 (P1/M1) outline biological and psychological explanations for mental disorders. there are many biological and psychological explanations to explain the reasons behind mental disorders. here below are a few reasons/explanations for mental disorders: BIOLOGICAL EXPLANATIONS: · genetics: : Many mental illnesses run in families, suggesting that people who have a family member with a mental illness are more likely to develop one themselves. · infections: Certain infections have been linked to brain damage and the development of mental illness or the worsening of its symptoms[->0]. · brain defects or injury: Defects in or injury to certain areas of the brain have also been linked to some mental illnesses.
• I have heard nurses refer to these patients as crazy, impossible, revolving doors, hippies, basket cases and drug addicts. • I have witnessed nurses avoid, ignore, interrogate and mimic these delicate patients. • PTSD awareness and treatment is on the rise as the Healthy people 2020 and the Department of Veterans affairs are focused on mental health as a priority initiative for improvement. What three concepts from this course do you plan to incorporate in your presentation? good.
In her book, she tells how the events in her life were affected - and sometimes created by Manic- Depression. This book deals with a large range of sociological concepts including stigmatizations of mental illnesses and social class. Her expertise on the subject makes the memoir not only understandable, but also credible. Most importantly, this book gives the readers a chance to connect with a survivor of this dark mental illness in a way that promotes understanding and its own form of acceptance. Dr. Jamison, a Professor of Psychiatry, begins her memoir by telling of her childhood.
However, failure to function adequately is a general sign of a disorder and not itself specific to any condition. Rosenhan and Seligman (1989) have suggested some characteristics of abnormal behaviour that are related to the FFA definition include: observer discomfort, unpredictability, irrationality and maladaptiveness. One limitation of Failure to Function Adequately is Cultural issues. Patterns of behaviour vary from culture to culture, so failing to function adequately may look different depending upon which culture you are in. The FFA criterion is likely to result in different diagnosis when applied to people from different cultures, because the standard of one culture being used to measure another.
It is therefore the responsibility of all health care professionals to be aware of the problem and signs, and to recognize opportunities to identify and responsibly intervene in possible cases of domestic violence” (p.134). Another concept that was discussed at great length was the effects domestic violence places on victims. It can and does have a great impact on the quality of life and health for individuals who are targets of domestic violence. Studies have suggested that women who are victims of intimate partner violence may experience difficulties in many areas of life including coping skills, effective parenting, employment opportunities, and successful intimate relationships in the future. Children of these women who witness the abuse of a parent are also more likely to repeat these behaviors when they reach adulthood.
This discussion will; highlight the rights of the mentally ill patients when being treated in the UK; consider the common law provisions in respect for the need of consent for mentally ill patients; outline and evaluate how some of the treatments have been viewed as being controversial; outline what ethics are and how they can be applied to human rights and mental health. According to (World Health Organisation, 2012), mental health is a condition of good feeling whereby an individual become aware of their abilities and can deal with normal stress of life can work effectively and successfully and be able to make a significant addition to his or her community. While (Mental health foundation, 2012), mentions that being mentally healthy does not mean one does not have a mental health problem. It goes further by highlighting that mental health stretch from the day to day worries to severe long term conditions. Mental health problems are generally defined and categorised to allow professionals to pass on people for well suited care and medical care.
Depending on the mental illness, there can be so many dangers involved. Getting quality caregivers for a low rate of pay is very difficult. There is also not enough community awareness. People with mental illness sometimes look different than others and therefore do not always like to go out because people may stare or whisper. IF our community agencies banded to raise awareness I believe that it could make a huge difference.
Work-setting Problem Stigmatization of the mentally ill impairs their social relations and wellness (Foltz & Logsdon, 2009). Staff and family member should receive education regarding mental health disorders and conditions to decrease the stigmas and stereotypes of patients with mental health disorders or conditions. One in five Americans suffers from mental illnesses or disorders, although they fail to receive effective treatment for fear of negative reactions, stereotypes, discrimination, and stigmatization (Foltz & Logsdon, 2009). Stigma is a collaboration of negative attitudes, beliefs, thoughts and behaviors that influence the general public, to
I wanted to see how other nurses dealt with the stresses of this field and the burnout rate. In any occupation people can experience burnout or dissatisfaction. When I came across this article in look intriguing so I choose to do my article review over it. Additionally, the abstract said that it gave suggestions to how to improve job satisfaction in mental heath nursing so I thought it would be beneficial to read even if I don’t decided to work in mental heath. “Burnout is a psychological experience that manifests itself in individual, particularly those involved in difficult person-to-person relationships as part of their work, such as nursing professionals (Hamaideh 1).