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.
Position Paper PSYCH 500 March 11, 2013 Angella Eanes Position Paper Is retirement always a good experience? No, retirement is not always a good experience for everyone. Retirement involves an individual giving up roles that are usually vital to their identity and their self esteem (Berk, 2010). The process of retirement can be a very stressful process and it can contribute to the decline in the physical health and the mental health of an individual (Berk, 2010). With retirement come concerns about finances, concerns about mental health and concerns about physical health (McGarry, 2004).
Question 1 There are numerous potential affects due to difficulties with continence in relation to the individuals' self esteem, health and day to day activities; these include: o Low mood stemmed from lack of dignity and privacy. o Social isolation and embarrassment. o Individual lives in fear of being unable to manage their needs. o Deterioration to their health caused by dehydration due to wanting to prevent incontinence or wanting to reduce mobilising to facilitate needs. o Moisture damage to the skin can be caused to the individual due to being unable to cope with or without aids or support.
Unit 12 2.1explain how individuals experience discrimination due to misinformation The attitudes people have towards those of us with mental health problems mean it is harder for them to work, make friends and in short, live a normal life. -People become isolated -They are excluded from everyday activities -It is harder to get or keep a job -People can be reluctant to seek help, which makes recovery slower and more difficult -Their physical health is affected. This is because society in general has stereotyped views about mental illness and how it affects people. Many people believe that people with mental ill health are violent and dangerous, when in fact they are more at risk of being attacked or harming themselves than harming other people.
One definition of abnormality is Failure to function adequately. People with psychological disorders often experience considerable suffering and distress and a general inability to cope with their everyday activities, such as being unable to go to work or take part in social activities. So common is this failure to function among those with mental disorders, doctors are required to take this into account when diagnosing an individual with psychological problems. Common examples would be severe depression which leads to empathy and inertia, meaning that a depressed person may fail even to get up in the morning, let alone hold down a job. However, failure to function adequately is a general sign of a disorder and not itself specific to any condition.
Discriminatory practices can result in a lowering of self esteem, it can leave the service user feeling low and not knowing their self-worth. In health and social care a service users having low self-esteem is common but must be avoided as it can have a large impact on the service user’s health and wellbeing. Low self esteem has many effects such as fear and anxiety that makes service users reluctant to use health care services, poor self- confidence this is when a person is not comfortable with their appearance, mixed emotions is when a person is overwhelmed with emotions and reacts differently for example they might become very angry for no apparent reason and depression, this is a very common result of low self esteem and effects a person’s well-being as they may require medication. All of these factors can make service users seeking the care or medical attention that they need. In the case of Kate she is withdrawn from using health care services because of the low self-esteem.
Chronic illness can also lead to depression. People with depression often do not socialize with other people or just walk by themselves and reject their friends, spouse, or family. Depression can cause heart attacks and also Parkinson’s disease (which is what Robin Williams had). Depression can cause headaches, neck pain, and abdominal pain. Depression can interfere with sexual performance.
A substantial percentage of the U.S. homeless population are individuals who are chronically unemployed or have difficulty managing their lives effectively due to prolonged and severe drug and/or alcohol abuse. Substance abuse can cause homelessness from behavioral patterns associated with addiction that alienate an addicted individual's family and friends who could otherwise provide support during difficult economic times.Major reasons and causes for homelessness as documented by many reports and studies include: Poverty, caused by many factors including unemployment/underemployment. Lack of accessible health care. People who have some kind of chronic and weakening disease but cannot get health care either because they don't have money to afford it or because they are simply too weak to go and work every day.The basic problem of homelessness is the need for personal shelter, warmth and safety. Other difficulties include: personal security, quiet, and privacy, especially for
Drugs and Poverty and their link Poverty is not only a lack of sufficient income or material possessions. It is also a condition in which people lack prestige and have less access to resources. The poor often have different lifestyles and different values from those of people not living in poverty. The conditions that poor people often cope with may include: unemployment or off-and-on employment, low-status and low-skill jobs, unstable family and relationships, low involvement in the community, a sense of being isolated from society, low ambition, and feelings of helplessness. Many people living in poverty are divorced, are single parents, or have unhappy marriages.
(Edgar, B; et al, 1999) Structural factors would be changes in the economy which may affect levels of poverty and unemployment which can lead to poor housing. Institutional factors would be seen if a person had been institutionalised for a period of time i.e. prison, and were released and unable to find their feet. The breakdown of a relationship could cause a person to find themselves homeless. Finally, personal issues may affect a person in such a way that they somehow end up homeless.