Interpersonal therapy (IPT) is a type of treatment for clients which focuses on past and present social roles and interpersonal interactions. During treatment, the therapist generally chooses one or two problem areas in the patient's current life to focus on. Examples of areas covered are disputes with friends, family or co-workers, grief and loss and role transitions, such as retirement or divorce. IPT does not attempt to delve into inner conflicts resulting from past experiences. Rather it attempts to help the patient find better ways to deal with current problems.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic depressive illness that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder are severe. Which may causes a damaged relationships, poor job or school performance, and even suicide. But bipolar disorder can be treated, and people with this illness can live a normal life. Now here is a video that describes bipolar disorder in detail.
The difference being, physical illness can be seen, and mental illness can hide, even masquerade it’s symptoms for long periods of time without any treatment. Some mental illnesses can be cured through the assistance of a psychiatrist or counselor. Depression is one such mental illness. Quite often when someone is feeling depressed for extended periods of time, having someone who will listen, and not make judgments is all that is needed. Other mental illnesses such as schizophrenia require a doctor to prescribe medication to keep the systems under control.
Treatment During an episode of schizophrenia, you may need to stay in the hospital for safety reasons. MEDICATIONS Antipsychotic medications are the most effective treatment for schizophrenia. They change the balance of chemicals in the brain and can help control symptoms/ These medications are usually helpful, but they can cause side effects. Many of these side effects can be improved, and should not prevent people from seeking treatment for this serious condition. Common side effects from antipsychotics may include: •Sleepiness (sedation) •Dizziness •Weight gain •Increased chance of diabetes and high cholesterol •Feelings of restlessness or "jitters" •Slowed movements •Tremor Long-term use of antipsychotic medications may increase your risk for a movement disorder called tardive dyskinesia.
Discuss some of the issues surrounding the classification and diagnosis of schizophrenia Classification is a scientific way of putting similar things into certain categories and diagnosis is a way to identify illness by signs and symptoms. There are many issues when it comes to the diagnosis and classification of schizophrenia as it is a complicated disorder that affects around 1% of the population and has many different symptoms. Diagnosing any mental illness can be very difficult as there is a lot to take into consideration and the final decision can only be based on symptoms. Mental illness cannot be tested like normal physical illnesses. With things like diabetes, cancer and so on, the illness can be diagnosed by scans or blood tests.
Psychotherapy is generally considered to be the most important component of treating patients with DID. Psychiatrists often try to help patients build relationships with others around them and try to help patients cope with experiences from the past. This treatment could take anywhere from months to years because the psychiatrist does not want to overwhelm the patient with extreme feelings of anxiety from remembering any horrific experiences from the past. Psychiatrists often try to integrate all the personalities and have them work together to overcome a fear or anxiety, but sometimes psychiatrists try to “kill” the personality so that the anxiety is gone
Discuss the problems related with identifying and diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder 1. INTRODUCTION The aim of this paper is to discuss the multitude of problems that complicate the identification and diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. New Research on Borderline Personality Disorder is lagging far behind other disorders and the figures indicate that many cases still go undiagnosed which implies many cases never get the proper treatment they deserve (Gunderson, 2009 and Meyerson in Phend, 2009). 2. BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER DEFINED 2.1 Define Personality Disorder A Personality Disorder can be “characterized by inflexible, long standing, and maladaptive personality traits that cause significant functional impairment”
In addition, using psychostimulant medications to treat ADHD or ADHD-like symptoms in a child or adolescent with bipolar disorder may worsen manic symptoms. While it can be hard to determine which young patients will become manic, there is a greater likelihood among children and adolescents who have a family history of bipolar disorder. If manic symptoms develop or markedly worsen during antidepressant or stimulant use, a child psychiatrist should be consulted, and treatment for bipolar disorder should be considered. Physicians should be aware of the signs and symptoms of mania so that they can educate families on how to recognize these and report them
Is ADHD the latest "fad" in the medical community or is it a truly a widespread affliction whose scope is just now being discovered? The nature and causes of ADHD are still largely unknown to the medical community. Common characteristics of ADHD include extreme distractibility, the inability to sit still for extended periods, and increased anxiety and impulsiveness. These factors are so common by themselves that doctors and researchers have even gone so far as to hypothesize that ADHD is not actually a disorder, but rather a
Characteristics of Successful Programs Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior. Drugs of abuse alter the brain’s structure and function, resulting in changes that persist long after drug use has ceased. This may explain why drug abusers are at risk for relapse even after long periods of abstinence and despite the potentially devastating consequences. No single treatment is appropriate for everyone. Treatment varies depending on the type of drug and the characteristics of the patients.