The treatment of mental health care had been going on for some time before PSH, but sending loved ones to one of these treatment centers was seen as a last resort. There were people in these hospitals, but most of the time the insane were either taken care of at home by family, housed in almshouses (houses for poor people) or they were sent to jail. In these places there was no treatment. The mental person, if violent, would be bound and or sedated heavily. The treatments at the hospitals that specialized in curing the insane were often done for the benefit of the staff, not the pat... ... middle of paper ... ... symptoms of mental illness.
It is important to learn how to connect with our patients, increase our insight into their concerns, and work collaboratively to find a treatment that they can follow to ensure compliance. Though adherence is not a guarantee of good outcome, but medication remains the backbone of treatment for most people with bipolar disorder. Often people do not take their medication as prescribed, they may either take a lower dose than prescribed or cease one or all medications entirely. People with bipolar disorder routinely self-medicate and may change their medications without their doctor’s knowledge. Studies had found that there are a number of possible reasons for this.
Another serious side effect of Ritalin is extreme dependence and addiction. "Careful supervision is required during drug withdrawal, since sever depression as well as the effects of chronic overactivity can be unmasked. Long term follow-up may be required because of the patient's basic personality disturbances ("Avoid" 1)." Many children rely on it so heavily that if they are without it for a short period of time they become anxious, tense and agitated. These are some of the symptoms the medication is supposed to correct, not inflict.
Usually pregnant clients are referred by hospitals who understand that help is needed not only for the baby but also the mom. While pregnant , the methadone maintenance treatment helps by controlling the withdrawal symptoms, especially during the first stages of pregnancy. Treatment works better, or obtains good results, if the addiction or dependence is discover early. Also during pregnancy, baby gets about 90% of the dose and 10 % is left for mom, therefore, sometimes the methadone clinic,along with a nurse,counselor, and doctor would increase the dose so mom does not suffer the withdrawal symptoms. After baby is born, the baby is placed in the NICU for evaluation.
·Depressive illness in the community is largely untreated, because patients generally do not seek medical help, and of those that do seek help only about 60% of those that see their family doctor are recognized by them as suffering from depression. · Depressive illness is treatable - over 80% of cases can be resolved with adequate treatment. ·Treatment may include antidepressants, (SSRIs, tricyclics, MIRA drugs, or MAOIs), ECT (for severe or delusional depression) or psychotherapy for mild to moderate depression (particularly cognitive therapy).
Nurses or nurse practitioners are also going into homes and giving patients necessary intravenous therapy. There are also necessary injections such as insulin medications are administrated. Families that have exhausted all forms of treatment and are now focusing on quality of life and making sure that their loved ones are comfortable turn to hospice care. More and more families are choosing hospice care. USA Today reported (Feb 2013) that hospice care increased from 21.9% in 2000 to 42.2% in 2013.
Antipsychotic drugs are the new quick fix for mental illness in children, whether right or wrong. Doctors shouldn’t give children antipsychotic drugs at a young age, even though it may be the easy way out of dealing with these children. These drugs will make the victim lifeless and without character for a long time. Such drugs have caused major side effects which caused the child to have long-term issues, which they will face for the rest of their lives. In other words, antipsychotic drugs are gruesome for young children and therefore shouldn’t be used.
They bought up the patents medicines that drugstores kept on their shelves.” Even with the opening of the black hospital, Dunbar Memorial, that was ran by Ossian and his colleagues still suffered the true hardships of discrimination. According to the text, “Dunbar survived on donations from white charities and the continual efforts of founders. It wasn’t enough: the hospital was so small it could admit only twenty-seven patients at a time and so underfunded it could maintain only a single ill-equipped operating room.” The ultimate health of a black American was unimportant in the eyes of the white society. Countless blacks suffered great health decline because they had the inability and access to health facilities due to discrimination. Throughout the book Boyle makes it evident that intermixed neighborhoods was socially and morally unacceptable.
Vaccination, chemical cures and advancements in medical understanding of the biological mechanisms of the human body were the means by which the medical establishment claimed this victory. McKeown argues that “medicine only played a minor role” (Davey, et. al., 1995) and that nearly 90% of the decline in mortality rates between 1860 and 1965 occurred before chemical treatments were available (Illich, 1976). Cochrane indicates that medical technology has never been evaluated. In fact, in a study observing differences between heart disease patients nursed at home and in coronary care units, the results showed that hospitalisation did not provide any advantage (Bilton et.
History showed that women at that time didn't give birth with joy and ecstasy but they faced birth with fear of death. Doctors become more involved during delivery because the decline of the birth of witchcraft. In the new colony witchcraft was less practiced because of doctors’ involvement. Women started to view problems in birth as a part of nature, where doctor ruled. When medicines and doctors worked together with pregnant women then they gave over medical control but not the spiritual aspect.