However, epilepsy can also be hard to live with. This is because of unpredictable seizures that take place when an individual has epilepsy. The hard work and research of doctors has made having epilepsy much easier to live with, through medication and surgery. Medications and surgeries can keep your seizures controlled and can cure them. Epilepsy is not something that should keep a person from reaching his or her dreams and goals in life.
Due to all of the common names for Alzheimer’s disease people also have mistaken the warning signs too. People think with each different disease name there are different effects and warning signs, which is false. The first known occurring warning signs are depression, anxiety, which are other forms of disease that don’t develop into Alzheimer’s, but are significant warning signs that should be taken serious. Ove... ... middle of paper ... ...elopments and deciding to now gain more knowledge about genetic, biological and environment factors do this disease and see if there could be further treatments for these specific areas. But doctors and researches will always explain that there is no full treatment but many various treatments to slow this disease down where it affects the brain the most.
Medicine, being a very effective form of treatment to some illnesses is not helping the process of treating patients with mental health issues. The amount of prescription medications given to mental illness patients is far too high given the amount of long-term e... ... middle of paper ... ...erapy sessions and then if needed medication. Therefore the amount of medication prescribed is too much. Therapy can be a better solution to this problem if it is used more frequently within the lives of those who need it. In the U.S. we use too many medications where they are not helpful.
Multiple Personality Disorder Mental disorders have baffled physicians, psychiatrists and the general public since the beginning of time. One particular disorder called Dissociative Identity Disorder, also known as Multiple Personality Disorder, has caused controversy between those who believe it is real and those who think it is purely part of an individual’s imagination. For those who believe strongly in its existence, it poses very real consequences and hardships. Dissociative Identity Disorder has many causes, symptoms, and treatments; unfortunately, those who don’t take it seriously use it as a scapegoat for others undiagnosed problems. Many people may wonder what specifically defines Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).
Epilepsy is a neurological condition that effects the nervous system and effects neurons in your brain. When the neurons in your brain are disturbed you get seizures, which is the most common sign of epilepsy. There are many causes to epilepsy, and most stem from a problem with the brain. A person is usually diagnosed with epilepsy after they had more than one seizures. There is no known cure for epilepsy, but there is medication to control the countless seizures.
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), also known as electroshock, or simply electrotherapy, is a controversial treatment of numerous mental illnesses, including depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders. The procedure consists of sending an electric current through the brain, essentially shocking it and inducing a seizure. There are many known side-effects, including memory loss; however, their prevalence and magnitude are much debated and far over-dramatized, creating a negative reputation. The origin of this reputation lies in electroconvulsive therapy’s questionable history. Many people look at the use of electroshock in the past, rather than the current advancements that have been made, providing an unfair prejudice regarding the procedure’s use today and causing the population to associate electroconvulsive therapy with images of torture.
Through research I found that there are many misconceptions that constitute alternate identities even among healthcare professionals. It’s sometimes confused with rapid cycling bipolar disorder and psychosis with ego fragmentation which resembles personality changes. People with dissociate disorder have dissociated part of the part of the self or part of the mind, so it’s safer to say they have different personality states. They are often unaware of switching states and hold no memories from one to the next of events that have transpired. For one to be diagnosed with the disorder they have to meet the five criteria as outlined in the DSM.
Some people may suffer severely from schizophrenia, while others, it 's not noticeable at all. Schizophrenics can have what are called hallucinations. Hallucinations are things that a person sees, hears, or even feels that are present to a schizophrenic, but not to anyone else. The most common hallucination in schizophrenics is hearing voices that aren 't there. ("Schizophrenia",Mayoclinic.org) As you can imagine this causes a schizophrenic to become very confused between what is real and what is just in his mind.
The physical impacts can have a large range on a person, like temporary deafness, blindness, paralysis, seizures, etc. There are also psychological effects it has on people like increasing anger, sexual drive, hallucinations, personality disorders, etc. There is no definitive cause for hysteria, but after reviewing different articles it seems hysteria occurs during stressful times in a persons life, so the mind uses different techniques to help the brain escape this stress by diverting the attention to something else, like a sexual drive, paralysis, rapid changing emotions, etc. While the symptoms are strong, and the disorder is well known there is still no absolute cure for hysteria; different methods like treating it psychologically through therapy and psychoanalysis or even, less conventional ways like orgasm to release hormones have been tried but are only successfulness by case. Hysteria is a interesting and extensive disorder that has many different affects on a person and changes them mentally and physically, however successful treatments are short and few on rare
Such forces may lead to overdiagnosis or an “unintended medicalization of normality” that reduces the validity of the concept of psychopathology (Frances & Widiger, 2012). But physicians and clinicians operate with an understandable bias for making false positive diagnoses over false negatives, which is likely reflected in their definitions of disorder. Nowhere is that clearer than in Rosenhan’s 1973 study on the “sane in insane places.” Professionals are the ones defining psychopathology on a daily basis through diagnosis and treatment, and they are biased by setting (the institutions they work in) and prior diagnoses—once a patient had a label, they were stuck with it. As Rosenhan (1973) concluded, “Psychiatric diagnosis betrays little about the patient but much about the environment in which an observer finds