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. In addition, the person’s pattern’s of thinking and behaviour significantly differ from the expectations of society and are so rigid that they interfere with the person’s normal functioning. Examples include antisocial personality disorder, obsessive compulsive personality disorder and paranoid personality disorder. Anxiety Disorders - People with anxiety disorders respond to certain objects or situations with fear and dread, as well as physical signs of anxiety or nervousness, such as rapid heartbeat and sweating. An anxiety disorder is diagnosed if the persons response is not appropriate for the situation, if the person cannot control the response, or if the anxiety interferes with their normal functioning.
Gender infringement of rights Sexuality and culture differences in the health and social care setting could lead to stereotyping which would cause the patient to feel worthless and diminished just because of their choices in life which isn’t acceptable as the health and social care workers should be open minded and not judge people based on their choices and if they do they shouldn’t be working with people of all backgrounds. Cognitive ability in the health and social care environment will be varied due to the place where the patients or children are, abuse of power can be a problem as the works may think that just because they don’t understand as well as others they can make them feel worthless and make them do things they wouldn’t usually do just because they don’t understand. Health and family status can cause labeling in the
They are always thinking of what people might say or might think if they do this or that. This fear of criticism could have some effects on those who suffer from it. “One of the most obvious symptoms of the fear of criticism is a desire to keep up with the Joneses. This will prompt you to try to maintain a front in competition with your neighbors, even if it causes you to spend beyond your income”. Mainly, most people in this situation cannot enjoy their life and they cannot take risky steps that would make their life better because they are always afraid of what people might have to say about them.
M1: Assess the effects on those using the service of THREE different discriminatory practices in health and social care. Marginalisation: treat a person or group as insignificant Marginalisation: GP Surgery An individual using this service may feel that their GP is treating them unfairly because of their sexual orientation. This could have many negative impacts on the individual, such as: feeling upset, angry, worthless, lowered self-esteem, they could feel as though they are losing their self-identity. All of the above could create a barrier for the individual to visit the GP because of the discrimination they are facing. They won’t be able to share their problems with their GP because the GP doesn’t consider the individual as important.
Socially it can effect an individual as they can be made to feel like they don’t belong and nobody wants to be their friend and they are excluded. Having no friends can lead to emotional damage. It can also isolate an individual and they can feel worthless and feel different from others. It can be extremely difficult for children and adults with special needs as it can be harder for them to fit into a mainstream setting as they can be made to feel very different and it may be unintentional but can be very cruel. 1.3.
Borderline Personality Disorder Borderline personality disorder is a disorder that affects mental health and causes major emotional instability. It can lead to other mental as well as behavioral problems. A person with borderline personality disorder usually has a very distorted self-image and often feels worthless. He/she often experiences frequent mood swings, anger, and impulsiveness, which may push people away, even if he wants to have meaningful relationships. Don’t despair if you have this type of personality disorder.
Those who inflict the discrimination are also affected as they have the assumption that people have less value or are inferior to them, which leads them to have a false view/ distorted view of the world. They can also become isolated and experience feelings similar to that of the person they discriminated against, as the wider community and families of those affected may be outraged by their behaviour causing them to be excluded from certain
This can make life appear meaningless and lead to depression. Stress can also affect relationships greatly. If one partner is over stressed, they can react unreasonably to the other person and be quite difficult to deal with. This can act like a chain reaction whereby the stress the person is under causes them to behave badly with their partner which can lead to more rows and arguments. These in turn can lead to more stress within the relationship for both parties.
Ruth and Megan’s circumstances suggest that they are vulnerable to social exclusion. Ruth has a number of mental health problems and research indicates that mental illness can have social consequences and a negative impact in terms of income, employment, social relations and lifestyle (Thompson, 2003). Mental health and social exclusion can affect an individual with a type of vicious circle effect. Psychological factors such as the stress exhibited by Ruth can contribute to poor mental health and then social factors such as poverty, unemployment and poor housing can also contribute towards poor mental health (Thompson, 2003). The Royal College of Psychiatrists (2004) states that social exclusion is an inevitable part of life for many people with mental health difficulties.
How the general public perceive people with mental health problems depends on their diagnosis 4. Stigma can be a barrier to seeking early treatment, cause relapse and hinder recovery 5. Future research should investigate the experiences of service users and their families to understand and measure the impact of stigma Stigma can pervade the lives of people with mental health problems in many different ways. According to Corrigan (2004), it “diminishes self-esteem and robs people of social opportunities”. This can include being denied opportunities such as employment or accommodation because of their illness.