Mentally Disabled Find It Hard to Recover

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It is known mentally disordered people are often not able to recover and become healthy mental status again. In Corrigan’s study, it is mentioned that clinical diagnosis might enhance the stigmatization of mental illness. Diagnosis classification is widely used by clinicians to save time from computing a large amount of information, classify the disorder and provide the information about the illness to patients (Corrigan 33). This classification causes labeling patients as mentally ill, even if their symptoms might be slightly different than classified. The Majority of patients do not receive proper treatment in an effort to avoid being labeled as “ill” (Corrigan 31). The classification also groups patients who have been diagnosed as mentally ill into one pool, even when the level of illness of each person is different. This often causes prejudice and discrimination from society (Corrigan 34). The clinical diagnosis might not only exacerbate the public stigmatization, but also enhance patients’ the self-stigmatization (Corrigan 32). The study of Kraepelin, a German psychiatrist, had shown that people with mental illnesses were not able recover from their disorder and end up back in a psychiatric hospital. However, Corrigan has shown, in the study from Vermont and Switzerland, that the approximately half to two-thirds of patients are not required to hospitalize and live comfortable with family after following the sample pool of several hundred patients for 30 years (Corrigan 36-37). Corrigan only mentioned a few specific recovery rates of mental disorder, but not many and did not talk about what kind of treatment is effective for certain illness. This paper will examine the characteristics of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), and in... ... middle of paper ... ...onality problem of a patient rather than interpersonal problem. (Brakemeier, and Frase 118) It has been described the two different treatment, pharmacological treatment by nefazodone and non-pharmacological psychotherapy by IPT. What if both treatments was applied to cure MDD? Blom and Spinhoven’s study has compared how well MDD patients can be recovered by using nefazodone, IPT and combination of both nefazodone and IPT using two different depression scales. It appears to be that there was no significant difference in three trials using Hamilton Depression Rating Scale. However, Montgomery–Asberg Depression Rating Scale shows that the combination of nefazodone and IPT is significantly better than nefazodone and IPT alone. (Blom, and Spinhoven 123) This shows that treatment that uses combination of nefazodone and IPT is better that monotherapy of nefazodone and IPT.
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