This paper will examine how having a child diagnosed with schizophrenia affects the family life cycle stages and will examine possible methodologies for treating the family in a therapeutic context. What is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a severe mental illness that affects about one percent of the population (Marley, 2014). It affects both males and females and the average onset of the disease is in the late teens and early adulthood (Miller & Mason, 2010). Symptoms that characterize this disease include hallucinations, delusions, disorganized speech, and impaired cognitive ability (Patel et al., 2014).
There are few common risk factors of adolescent depression. Parental separation, sexual abuse, experience of shame, gender, relationship with peers have been known as the common risk factors for adolescent depression. Aslund, Nilsson, Starrin and Sjoberg (2007) argues that psychosocial factor, such as parental separation, sexual abuse, shaming experiences, and unemployments of the parents can be the risk factors for adolescent depression. For this study, 5,048 adolescent from Sweden were surveyed about depression, separation of parents, sexual abuse, unemployment of parents, and their shaming experiences. The results of the survey found that these psychosocial factors were affecting adolescent depression.
With Reference to the CYP IAPT Core Principles, critically discuss Evidence Based Practice and Routine Outcome Monitoring and the challenges of implementing these within the modality of parenting and within the wider context of practise within the children centres Introduction Studies published by Green, Meltzer, McGinnity, Goodman and Ford in 2004 estimated that 9.6% or nearly 850,000 children and young people aged between 5 -16 had a mental health disorder and it was estimated that a staggering 76% of those CYP with anxiety and depression disorders were not accessing mental health services compared to 35% of adults. As a result of such studies, The children and young people’s improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (CYP IAPT) was conceived and aimed to transform the delivery of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CHAMS) across England. CYP IAPT has four core principles, Evidence Based Practice (EBP), Routine Outcome Monitoring (ROM), Participation, and Reflective Practice. This essay will focus on the two principles of EBP and ROM and will consider the challenges of implementing these within the modality of parenting and within the wider context of practise within the children centres. Evidence Based Practise.
Juveniles whom experience disrupted thinking experience a mild case of psychosis. The length of their stay in solitary will determine the severity of their case. Maztner (2010) notes, “the stress, lack of meaningful social contact, and unstructured days can exacerbate symptoms of illness or provoke recurrence.” Adolescents experiencing hallucinations are reported and placed on medication resulting in them becoming medically ill patients for the remainder of their life (Corcoran, 2016). Facilities have stated approximately fifteen percent of the population incarcerated has been diagnosed with a mental illness. According to Matzner (2010), studies have shown eight to
Read et al3 describe that in the past, the effects of childhood abuse on mental health was largely underestimated3. Looking at the literature that exists today, there have been numerous studies on how childhood adversities affect adult mental health. I feel one such study that highlights the global extent of the issue was a study carried out by the WHO in 20104. This was aimed at investigating the correlation between mental health and childhood adversities across 21 different countries4. It assessed over 50,000 adults from different social and cultural backgrounds4.
Hundred and forty youth completed the interview and it showed that they have mental health problems like; conduct disorder, depression, fulfillment of the DSM-III criteria for and emotional and behavioral disorder and attempt of suicide (Feitel, Margetson, Chamas, Lipman, 1992). A study was conducted between adolescent runaways and adolescents who never ran away. A self administered questionnaire which was confidential was used. The runaways who were administered in this study indicated that situational stresses affected them through which their functioning was impaired. These stresses included relation with family, schools, etc.
Kelly McGonigal is a psychologist at Stanford University and the author of The Neuroscience of Change: A Compassion-Based Program for Personal Transformation. She refers to a study in which participants took a very difficult test which was chosen to induce a sense of struggle and frustration. Some of the participants were given a self-compassion induction after the test, while other participants were not. Specifically, this is the self-compassion message that some of the participants
"I 'm so stressed out"- 49% of American teenagers What do the demands of school, sports, friends and getting a job have in common? Although underestimated by a majority of adults these all cause stress in our adolescent population. Nearly half of America 's teenagers are under tremendous pressure and it is taking a toll. Poor stress management techniques developed young tend to carry over into adulthood and can result in compound negative effects. Coping methods The Center for Disease Control published a study showing that, "In 2015, there were 1,537 suicides among males and 524 among females ages 15 to 19 years."
What is Depression and how does it affect teenagers? Depression, also known as Major Depressive Disorder is a common medical illness that negatively affects how one feels, acts and/ or thinks. (“Teen Mental Health”, 2018) states, “In a one-year period, approximately 7 percent of people will experience Depression. It is most common in women and in young adults, and the first episode often begins in the teen years or early adulthood.” Although Depression is common throughout society, it is different than feeling sad or down; one who deals with depression can not simply ‘snap out of it’. Symptoms may be different in regards to the serverness of the Depression and the person dealing with it.
Drug abuse can rewire brain connections, decrease synapse activity and cause addiction. The American Psychiatric Association says that addiction is a complex condition, and a brain disease that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) found that 21.5 million American adults (aged 12 and older) battled a substance use disorder in 2014. Addiction to drugs has been a growing issue in America, and is causing jails to become overcrowded. The Bureau of Justice Statistics found that more than half of federal prisoners were incarcerated for drug crimes in 2010.
After completing the readings in Chapters fourteen, fifteen, and sixteen, the Child and Family Services is the agencies I pursue to be employed. Gladding and Newsome (2014) address several communities have nonprofit agencies who specialize in treating the of children and adolescents (Pg.369) Multiple agencies funding accumulates from United way, religiously affiliated organizations, charities, private endowments, and/or grants (Gladding & Newsome, 2014, Pg. 369). Gladding and colleague state, Clinical mental health counselors who work in children and family agencies are to acquire to obtain a comprehensive apprehension of the systems-based counseling. Unfortunately, a disadvantage in behalf of managing children and adolescents who are experiencing
Incarcerated women have also shown a strong link between childhood abuse and adult mental health problems. A 2006 study supported the notion that greater exposure to childhood adverse situations were associated with behavioral problems as well as mental health problems (Daniel, 2007). Incarcerated women have a higher incidence of mental health disorders than the general population. For example, 12 percent of females in the general population have symptoms of a mental health disorder compared to 73 percent of females in state prison, 61 percent in federal prisons, and 75 percent in local jails (Daniel, 2007). Most incarcerated women do not receive treatment or assistance for these problems and are unlikely to meet goals of mental stability without the help of prison resources.
Violence against nursing staff and peer-to-peer assault is a significant problem on adult inpatient psychiatric units (Delaney & Johnson, 2006). OSHA (2015) reports less than two employees per 10,000 in private industry suffered injuries related to workplace violence compared to 7.8 cases per 10,000 employees in hospitals. The negative result of staff injury is the “hidden costs” of low “productivity, morale and employee retention” (OSHA, 2013, p. 4). The current practice model on psychiatric units is an emphasis on maintaining a therapeutic milieu and the use of de-escalation techniques as needed to address agitated, aggressive and assaultive behaviors (Delaney & Johnson, 2006). If de-escalation is unsuccessful, then the next staff interventions
Mental health is recognized as a principal determinant of individual well-being and family relationships in today’s society. Most psychiatric disorders begin in childhood or adolescence, increasing the risk for poor physical health, problems in social relationships, reduced psychological well-being, and financial difficulties. There have been studies to suggest that, across the life course, mental disorder prevalence varies significantly according to race and ethnicity. In a study conducted by (Barrett, D. and Katsiyannis, A) the authors used a sample from the S. Carolina Juvenile Justice Agency to examine the question of race differences in repeat offenders. The variables used were related to the juvenile’s background, mental health,
There has been research that shows the negative effects of lowering the drinking age that goes way beyond drunken incidents. The February 2013 issue of “Mental Health Weekly Digest” showed the findings of Dr. Andrew D. Plunk of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. It is quite obvious that the most abused drug by adolescents is alcohol, and it can have lasting effects. "Furthermore, human brain development continues into the third decade of life, raising concern that heavy adolescent alcohol misuse may produce cognitive deficits and impairment in memory and attention” Plank proclaimed. “Numerous studies have linked binge drinking to poorer academic performance (Mental Health Weekly Digest).” He surveyed citizens born between 1949 and 1972, a total of 24,088 people.