Although symptoms and diagnosis of mental illnesses are fairly well known and classified into separate afflictions, the causes are less understood. In many ways the cause of mental illness boils down to a debate of nurture vs. nature: whether... ... middle of paper ... ...d that is the saddest fact of all. Ideally, our society should be there to help those with mental illnesses. We should treat these people with the same respect and dignity that we would treat any other person. The article makes a point of telling us that we should start to see these people the same way we would see someone with a different physical affliction, like a broken leg, or measles.
From N309, I learned that stigma arises from labelling, stereotype, otherness, lost of social status, and discrimination. The cause of stigma lies in between client’s ineffective coping with stress (“fear”) and people’s misconception of mental health (“blame”) (Gergel, 2014). People with traumatic experience tend to have more difficulty coping with stressful life events, and trauma-informed care encourages healthcare providers to help clients to produce positive self-perceptions and build resilience with the use of support and encouragement. Hence, I should put myself in the clients’ shoes and be non-judgmental towards
Substance abuse and dependence in the DSM tends to be confusing due to the clinician making the diagnosis based out of their limited “snap shot” of information and context. The daunting task of assessing as accurately as possible is vital to address the placement criteria. Working with those with co-occurring diagnosis may require the clinician to have specific training due to the nature of having varying complications. The training may require for those to have a multi-problem view point to cover the multidimensional problems which may or have occurred. Client’s with the diagnosis of depression and substance abuse/dependence need to have a treatment plan which is client-centered.
A person may come in with complaints with the principle reason concerning their mental health or with a physical complaint, having secondary complication to a mental health illness. The misconception is that the bulk of those who have mental health difficulty , even those showing the severest need, are not being treated in general practice with the intervention of specialized psychiatric services. This explains the importance of changes in approach to a more holistic intervention. _________ sums it up clearly , “Providing holistic nursing care requires that we understand that there can be no “health” without mental health”
The first stage is when the person assumes they can’t do something with is call th... ... middle of paper ... ... is represents a malfunction of human neurobehavioral adaptation. The product is used is the negative influence by the ones outcome and by the model behavior. This is when it is observe by others. According to Thombs and Osborn, “Self-Efficacy is an extremely important one in assisting people with substance disorders (183). Psychoanalytic formulations of addiction and the Cognitive models of addiction both tie together because when an addiction is formed the Psychotherapist can use the three treatment stages to see how aware the patient of their addiction and since cognitive is defined as a mental process, the clinical practice if today can perform treatment disorder test.
According to (Savy and Sawyer, 2009) neurological, metabolic, genetic and psychological causes are contributing factors for various types of mental illness like depression, schizophrenia, substance abuse and progression of condition. An elaborate system known as DSM-IV-TR gives a classification system that acts to separate mental illness into diagnostic categories based on the description of symptoms of illness (Savy and Sawyer, 2009). The exact primarily causes of mental illness are complicated, however, it seems to occur in a psychologically and biologically prone individual, in the trigger of environmental and social stress (Elder, Evans and Nizette, 2007). In some cases the causes of mental illness primarily found inside the individual. Some of them have been associated with an abnormal balance of neurotransmitters in the brain.
With the lack of resources and public knowledge of this population, healthcare providers are struck with the difficult task of educating the public of the importance of “mental health for overall health.” Public attitudes, and the stigma attached with mental illness, is a major barrier to treatment. Those suffering from mental illness are deprived of the treatment and support they need due to low self-esteem and feelings of hopelessness, derived from the stigma attached by the public. Poor mental health is associated with exclusion from social groups, difficult work environments, unhealthy lifestyles, risk of violence and poor physical health, and violations of human rights (WHO, 2010). Access to quality care is lacking, as well as, early mental health screenings and referrals, which should be made a common practice. More research in this area is critical, along with, improved quality of care for mental health.
"Throughout history, explanations for illness have commonly blamed ill persons for their illnesses. Such explanations encourage policy makers to ignore how social and environmental factors can foster illness (Weitz, 20120)." The society need to recognize that it is not the person’s fault when they are emotionally or mentally ill. People in the society need to realize that those who tend to harm themselves or others and commit suicide are suffering from a serious mental illness. Another reason why there are some people that commit suicide is because of how they get treated by the people around them. For example, gay and lesbian people were not socially acceptable until lately, even now, it is still not entirely socially acceptable even though the same sex marriage is already legally recognized in the whole United States.
Medication for mental illnesses harms the patients. The amount of prescription medication that is given to those who have mental illnesses is outrageous. Though some believe that the patients are directly affected, as are the patients families and those who have direct contact with the patient. This is a false claim though the medication given to patients are almost sedatives and the patients can do much better without them. 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.
For example, the reaction or response the patient gains after applying behavioural skills. This factor limits the control the patient has over self-recovery. Another limitation is that interpersonal change is nonlinear which makes it difficult to detect mediation effects. Nonetheless, more interest in research on the correlation of the change factors mentioned in this essay to mediating effects of problem resolution is motivated by the benefits on IPT as an intervention. It has seen many successful treatments of psychiatric disorders, but it is faced with the issue that treatment may be enhanced when their change factors are highlighted and given importance.