Mostly, patients diagnosed with an illness are usually turned towards medication and some type of therapist, depending on what you need. A way of treating depression can be to affect the certain chemicals that a brain uses to communicate, called the neurotransmitters, which may be out of balance. Other treatments for depression include psychotherapy, or “talk therapy”. There are two types of psychotherapy; cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy helps people change their negative thought patterns and recognize any form of trigger that may be making their depression worse.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is used to help the patient deal with stressful life situations in a healthy way as well as show the error in thinking during a depressive episode. Psychoeducation is used to teach people with bipolar disorder about their illness and the need for proper maintenance. Some other treatments that are known to improve symptoms as well such as electroshock therapy and bright lights. Prevention Exercise and diet have a lot of effect of being able to prevent relapses because they help balance the chemicals in the brain and healthy bodies help make it easier to maintain mental health. It also seems to help when the patient has a good support system and the people around them are involved in the treatment with the patient.
This method can be one the methods used to treat Emma’s abnormality, as any moment of her life may be related to her abnormal behaviour. Furthermore, this method would help to meet the possible roots of her mental illness, if there are exact roots are found this would be the main point to start treating Emma and get positive results. However, Drake and Sederer suggest that psychoanalytic method cannot be very useful and the results may not be positive for schizophrenics. The cognitive behaviour therapy is used to treat people who have negative thoughts that have been learnt throughout the years. The aim of this therapy is that patients can see that they are realising and reaching something positive.
Schizophrenia is a complex disorder of the brain, which is incurable but treatable to live a close to a normal life. There are different types of schizophrenia and they each have different symptoms and affect a person's life in different ways. Schizophrenia is a disease that ebbs and flows, which means that the people with the disease have acute periods called relapses. This is when a person with schizophrenia experiences a number of sensations that are an addition to their usual feelings, and because they are additions, they are called "positive symptoms." The term "positive symptoms" does not mean it is positive in the sense that it is wanted or a positive thing to have.
The symptoms also tend to worsen and improve. When the symptoms are improved, the person may appear to behave relatively normally, but usually there will be re... ... middle of paper ... ...therapy may help person with schizophrenia learn to sort out the real from the unreal. Group therapy may help them learn to get along with others. Self-help groups may help persons with schizophrenia feel that others share their problems. The best way to prevent relapses is to continue to take the prescribed medication.
Schizophrenia is one of the most serious mental health disorders and it is treated with combination of medication and therapy. Although some may recover from the disorder but the symptoms might return. Living with schizophrenia it can be is manageable and also it is possible to reduce the chances of severe relapse by recognising the symptoms, taking the medication and talking about the condition to others. On this assignment will evaluate the diagnosis and treatment for schizophrenia. Also discuss the symptoms in a positive and negative way along with the process of diagnosis.
Cognitive therapy teaches people how certain thinking patterns are causing their symptoms. With Cognitive Therapy a licensed therapist will take an active role in solving the patient problems. He or she will not settle for just nodding wisely while the patient carries the whole burden of finding the answers on their own, the same answers that they came to therapy for initially. Through Cognitive therapy the therapists will teach patients to identify their negative thoughts, and negative emotions. One of the most important developments in psychosocial approaches to emotional and mental problems has been the success of cognitive therapy, especially for depression.
During the early phase, the therapist introduces the treatment program to the patient, conducts an interview about a recent suicidal crisis, and discusses problems and goals of the therapy with the patient. During the middle phase, the patient is taught cognitive and behavioral skills to help to cope with suicidal thoughts, and to prevent suicidal behavior. Finally, on the late stage of treatment, the patients are being prepared for the end of the treatment as well as focusing on relapse prevention, and strengthening skills learned. There are some advantages and disadvantages to this program. One advantage is that treatment is individualized for each patient.
Other problems with treatment programs for schizophrenic’s is that they suffer from both positive and negative symptoms, each requiring different type of treatments. In order to combat the difficulty of treating schizophrenia, several techniques have been devised; psychoanalytic therapy, behavioural therapy, family therapy and most predominantly, drug therapies. Drug therapy is the primary form of treatment implemented at the onset of schizophrenia. The drug clozapine is very effective for many patients who do not respond to initial drug treatment programs and treats both the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia (Advokat et al., 1999; Robinson et al., 1999). Moreover, a reduction in negative symptoms has also been noted to occur as individuals are treated with amisulpride and (Danion et al., 1999).
Psychiatrists can prescribe drugs and biological means of treatment (Kim 90); psychologists offer psychotherapy as a means of help (Kim 90). “It is (also) important to look at what is happening in life from a perspective that does not turn everyday problems into overwhelming ones.........Remember that everyone has bad days. The trick is to take them in stride. Research tells us that people who don’t catastrophize are less likely to become depressed” (Robbins 180).