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The symptoms can cause more severe symptoms if ignored or untreated. Some caregivers may use denial or avoiding to push the emotions away. (Alzheimer 's Foundation of America - What is Dementia, 2016) Depression is commonly seen in caregivers of Dementia clients. Depression is able to break the spirit of coping with the anxiety and stress that comes from caregiving. There is a link between that greater levels of caregiver burden and depression.
When asked to imagine a depressed individual, many would probably imagine a person with a sad expression, contemplating suicide. Depression is far more complicated than it appears to be. Just like many other mental disorders, there are a conglomeration of symptoms, and not every person shares the same symptoms as their counterpart does. This causes difficulty in categorizing someone as depressive. Merriam-Webster characterizes depression as “a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and often is unable to live in a normal way.” There are a multitude of misconceptions about depression such as that it’s about feeling sad, it’s temporary, and that it cannot be treated.
Nausea During Chemotherapy Nausea is considered one of the worst symptoms associated with a patient undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Nausea is a “subjective phenomenon of an unpleasant feeling in the back of the throat and stomach that may or may not result in vomiting” (Ralph & Taylor, 2011, p. 210). The main reason being that when a patient develops nausea, he or she are more likely to run into more symptoms such as vomiting, malnourishment due to the lack of eating, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, and physical and emotional deterioration (Hawkins & Grunberg, 2009, p. 55). The nurse is responsible for assessing their patient’s reactions and side effects to chemotherapy, before and after treatments. The health assessment to check for nausea will include a thorough health history, the patient’s current nutritional and psychosocial status.
Depression is a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant. It brings together a variety of physical and psychological symptoms which together constitute a syndrome. There are many types of depression which each have their own causes, symptoms and forms of dealing with them. While some forms of depression are chemical based which can be a result of genetics, others are based on traumatic experiences which can trigger the person to have these feelings of hopelessness. There are many symptoms that are expressed with depression and treatments are available for those who suffer with the illness.
Clinical Evaluation of a Claim "It is proposed that a large proportion of episodes of depression result, at least in part, from the interaction between individuals cognitive vulnerability and the social context in which he or she lives" (Champion & Power, 1995, p.485). Depression is defined as a 'wide spectrum of changes in mood and affective state, ranging from severity from the normal mood fluctuations of everyday life, sometimes called sadness or despondency, to severe psychotic episodes.' (Nicholi, 1998, p.309). Depression results in the inability to take interest in anything as well as being able to perform even the most ordinary tasks. Depressed individuals often feel guilty as well as no self-worth and often think of committing suicide.
On the other hand, some people experience deep sadness that may prevent them from leading a normal life. This may be a sign of depression. When depression interferes with one's ability to lead a normal life, mental experts refer to it as a major depressive disorder. This is a serious mental disorder that can reduce the quality of one's life. It affects about 6.7% of adults in the US and can cause other health problems.
The existence and intensity of pain are measured by patient self-report. Unfortunately, older populations with cognitive disability may have difficulty expressing pain via verbal or body language. In some cases, it is astounding to know that pain in older population with dementia is very often undertreated. Therefore, variation in patient's ability to communicate verbally can add another layer to effectively manage pain. When pain issue is not resolved, it decreases overall ability to perform daily activities, and it causes serious impacts in most life (Horgas & Miller, 2008).
(Effects) Depression frequently occurs with other physical illnesses, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, and diabetes. (Arias) Some causes of depression come from family history of depression, having a baby, child abuse or neglect, stressful or traumatic life events, and having a chronic or deadly disease. Depression can cause poor cognition, insecure attachment, emotional and social impairment, impaired growth, and the need to do things that you would not normally do. Many depressed people also have another mental disorde... ... middle of paper ... ...n Arthritis, Asthma, or Diabetes. (Health Findings: The Latest Public Health Studies and Research).” The Nation’s Health.
Introduction: Depression in Late Life Mental health issues including cognitive impairment, anxiety and depression affect approximately 20 percent of the age 55 and over population with severe depression being most prevalent (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, 2013). Literature also suggests that depression, also described as feelings of sadness, emptiness, hopelessness or pessimism, affects 15-20 percent of Americans age 65 and older (Aldrich & CDC, 2013). Depression is treatable, however is often overlooked or misdiagnosed in the aging population. This can further complicate the impact of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, which in turn can result with increase cost in healthcare (Aldrich & CDC, 2013). “The presence of depressive disorders often adversely affects the course and complicates the treatment of other chronic diseases.