Understand Mental Health

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Unit CMH 302 Understand mental health problems Outcome 1 Know the main forms of mental ill health 1. describe the main types of mental ill health according to the psychiatric (dsm/icd) classification system: mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, substance-related disorders, eating disorders, cognitive disorders Anxiety disorders – General anxiety disorder Psychotic disorders – Delusional disorder Substance-related disorders – Alcohol abuse Eating disorders - Anorexia nervosa/Bulimia nervosa Cognitive disorders - Alzheimer's disease 2. explain the key strengths and limitations of the psychiatric classification system The classification system provides a means for the multi axial assessment and includes Primary Diagnosis, Relationship Disorder, Medical and Developmental Disorders and conditions, Psychosocial Stressors, and Functional Emotional Development Level. Some approaches are less familiar to clinicians than other approaches and there would be no agreement on the choice of dimensions. 3. explain two alternative frameworks for understanding mental distress. Biological and medical frameworks (sometimes referred to as the disease model) view psychological problems as resulting, in the main, from physical causes such as brain defects, hereditary factors or as the results of accidents or injury. Behavioural frameworks are closely aligned to learning theories and have long been associated with early exponents of conditioning theories. Symptoms of mental distress, considered to be learned habits, arise from the interaction between external stressors and the individual's personality. 4. explain how mental ill health may be indicated through an individual’s emotions, thinking and behaviour. Signs and symptoms of mental illness can vary, depending on the particular disorder and other factors. Mental illness
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