The idea that children have bad parents, bad doctors, bad teachers, and attend bad schools if they have ADHD. Sometimes, it is easier to blame someone rather than accept the truth and move forward. Medication is not the only answer, and there are other ways to “free” people (Danforth and Kim). Often times, parents can jump to conclusions thinking that medication will solve all problems. This goes to show that people cannot stay trapped in their minds.
Teenage girls are more probable to be depressed than adolescent male children. Girls go through puberty before boys and they might find it hard to cope with changes in their physical appearance. Understanding depression is something that is beneficial for nursing field because nurses can help understand the mental state of mind of the patient they are caring for. When a patient is suffering from schizophrenia or depression a person who responsible to provide care to the patient must be able to understand
Some homeless individuals are so mentally ill that pedestrians assume this person must be on drugs. Yes, some do drugs, but most homeless individuals who use drugs started using them after they have lost their home. For most, drugs were not the leading cause of their loss of housing but can potentially give them trouble finding a spot within a homeless shelter since “Many shelters will not admit anyone who is drunk or high. Those who do not have shelter or enough income come join us here daily to eat or take a nap”(Gretchen, St. John’s Kitchen). Many of them suffer from mental illnesses, “25.6% were diagnosed with anger management problems, 19.1% with ADHD, 15.2% with hyperactivity, 4.5% with dyslexia”(Toronto Star Newspaper).
Some argue that the Foster Care system is ineffective and causes more harm than good. Children are traumatized from being moved home to home and never feel a sense of belonging. Being in the system can cause emotional, social, and life skill problems that can affect a child future. Many studies have shown that kids who are in Foster Care develop emotional, social and life skill problems that will affect them long-term, that will cause problems in their future as an adult. Some may often not be able to learn the basic life skills that will help them as a functional citizen in society.
It is now too often the case industry conveys that information about mental disorders. While this education may be very beneficial in sensitizing populations to the mental health needs of children and adolescents it also holds the risk of distorted messages being conveyed to an anxious and needy populous, may limit the full potential of an appropriate diagnostic evaluation and limit the treatment options considered. Furthermore, oppression and domination are known to impact children and young adults in the foster care system. “Young people that are obstructed or prevented from becoming competent or from being able to communicate their opinions, desires, and emotions experienced a form of oppression” (Bruskas, Delilah, R.N., M.N. 2008).
Potential Barriers to Treatment. Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy programs are fairly accessible throughout the United States. With programs put in place and schools and local community agencies. However, the stigma of mental illness and depression stop many children and adolescents from receiving help. Additionally, a lack of education on mental disorders may impede a youngster from asking an adult for help (Possemato, Johnson, Wray, Webster, & Stecker, 2017).
Teaching will be done to inform these clients about the disease processes that they suffer from and the purpose of the medications that they are taking. Questions will be answered in order to ease anxiety and any insecurities that clients are feeling about their illnesses. Clients have previously voiced concerns in their illnesses as extreme as never wanting to be married or have children because they did not want to pass on their mental illness to others. Education can be provided on living with success while suffering from mental illness. Speakers can be contacted through community channels to search out success stories in order to ease their discomfort and apprehension with mental illness.
ADHD is a mental condition that causes children to have a hard time paying attention. It can cause problems in school and around everyday life. Although it is nothing dangerous, it should be treated. Treatment can include therapy or pills but, are pills too dangerous? Even though ADHD medication helps children pay attention, it should be given as a last resort because they can affect emotions, harm health and could be given for the wrong reason.
Substance abuse and addiction go hand in hand with mental health illnesses. Not only can these disorders interfere with everyday lives, but also cause great harm to oneself and others around them such as their children. Substance abuse and addiction can cause parents to lose custody of their children, homelessness, and even death. It is important that anyone who is suffering with these mental illnesses get treatment before it is too late. The recovery model of mental health lays out the treatment for these mental disorders by incorporating methods that promote the collaboration of psychological professionals and patients.
Long-term continuation of RAD in children may lead to the further deterioration of behavior, with increasing levels of manipulation and violence as they move to adolescence. Individuals who do not respond effectively to treatment often become psychopaths in adulthood, (Day, 2001; Gleason et al., 2011). Pediatricians are usually the first to notice some signs of the condition. Among some of the professional organizations that actively work and warn the public regarding this disorder are: the Amecican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC), the American Psychological Association’s Division on Child, Youth and Family Services, Advocates for Children in Therapy, and Institute for Attachment and Child Development, (Chaffin et al., 2006; Forester, 2014; “Reactive Attachment Disorder …”, 2011); and many other national and local government