The patient might just be waiting for the disease they have caught to kill them, but it does not always go so quickly . ¨Ending a patient's life by injection, with the added solace that it will be quick and painless, is much easier than this constant physical and emotional care¨ (Ezekiel Emanuel, 1997, p. 75). If a patient is terminally ill and will not get better, it allows them to end the suffering. If the physician has to keep a constant eye on the patient and they need constant care and the patient is not getting better, the option is there if they want to end all of it they can. Sometimes dealing with all of the physical care like medications and not being able to live completely normal with a disease is hard.
“I don’t know, but when I drink I often lose complete sense of time..” (11) Growing up, people usually would turn to alcohol or drugs to relax after a stressful event, or to hide painful memories or emotions. There are much more healthier, and safer ways people can keep stress levels in check, without looking back on your addiction. Different strategies to help stress may work, or not work out better for some people than another. The key for someone is to find which way of relieving stress works out the best for them. When someone finds themselves confident ability to de-stress without the use of drugs will not be as intimidating or
However, after a short amount of time, the individual will begin to experience withdrawal symptoms and become very ill. The addict then will have to continue taking the drugs to feel normal again. Even though using the drug is causing terrible health, legal, or family problems, the drug abuser cannot stop taking it on their own. They need help to stop using drugs, however sometimes the addict is too ashamed to ask for assistance from anyone. Yet, other people who are addicted do not believe their addiction problems are out of control.
People struggle with alcohol addiction daily, weed is not addictive or damaging (Volkman n.pag.). Also, do alcohol and tobacco help in anyway with health? The answer is no. Marijuana helps many people with many different issues and conditions (Bearman n.pag.). Legalized Marijuana could help with taxes and medicine as well as the drug would become less dangerous to purchase.
Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia involves steady practice, and some advances may cause one to lose sleep at first. But one should stick with it, and they are likely to see lasting results (Insomnia treatment: Cognitive behavioral therapy instead of sleeping pills, 2011). The present thinking of relying on medication to treat insomnia is slowly being eroded by those who are in favor of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. This therapy has been shown to have positive effects with not negative side affects. This cannot be said about most of the medications that are currently being used.
Although some say that restricting medications is harming people with mental disorders, the amount of prescribed medications can, over time, deteriorate the brain and make symptoms worse, therapy has been proven more effective and the diagnoses for symptoms is not detailed enough. Others say that the amount of prescriptions given is necessary for the progress treatment and development of the patients. It is also said that without the medications the patients are being harmed. “For many mental health consumers, access to the full range of the most effective medications is a crucial component of successful treatment and recovery.” (Espejo par. 1).
Technically, LSD is not considered addictive because it does not produce a physiological need for it. Most people gradually stop use of this drug over time as they grow older and the judgment centers in their brain develop. Is it legal, and what are the consequences of using it? LSD has the federal classification of a Schedule I drug. This means that it is available for doctors to research but is illegal for any other use, and that it has a high potential for abuse.
Some may like the idea of temporarily removing the suffering, but others may not because of the realization of needing a treatment to temporarily make himself feel better. These treatments can be very costly and, over time, can add up to a great amount of money that a patient and his family does not have. Also, those who are on palliative care may decide later on that the wait or the side effects are not worth it anymore and eventually request euthanasia. The improvements of palliative care will only prolong the requests of
Painkillers interact with nerve endings in the brain, stopping them from sending the message to your brain that you are in pain. Taking this medication results in lose of pain and a temporary high. If a patient takes pain pills for too long, they can begin to form a tolerance to lower doses, causing the physician to have to continually raise the amount being put into their bodies. After extended use, opiates can cause iatrogenic addiction, “most likely to occur with long-term use and/or high does of a prescription drug” (Kendal1 l75). Even though opiates have been used to treat pain in the medical field for years, research is indicating negative side effects.
In fact, the chemical imbalances that occur during depression usually disappear when you complete psychotherapy for depression, without taking any medications to correct the imbalance. This suggests that the imbalance is the body's physical response to psychological depression, rather than the other way around. People who have low self-esteem, who consistently view themselves and the world with pessimism, or who are readily shoc... ... middle of paper ... ...treatment. This may involve encouraging the individual to stay with treatment until the symptoms begin to decrease (several weeks), or to seek different treatment if no improvement occurs. On occasion, it may require making an appointment and along with the depressed person to appointments with the psychologist.