Although depression and suicide can be triggered by sociological factors, psychological factors, and biological factors, environmental factors like air pollution is also a trigger ("Depression Looms over Jakarta 's Youth.", n.p.). Depression is a mental health condition in which someone feels very sad, hopeless, and unimportant and is often unable to live in a normal lifestyle (“Merriam Webster”, n.p.). According to the World Health Organization, depression is the disease that steals most adult’s productive life "(Treating Depression for Indonesia 's (and the World 's) Victims of War and Disaster | Jakarta Globe. ", n.p.). Meanwhile, suicide is the action of taking one’s life intentionally.
Hopelessness is also a symptom seen in depression where there is an expectation that bad things will happen in the future (55). Hopelessness can be associated with suicidal ideations which may lead to suicide attempts (106). This can further increase the mortality in post MI patients with depression. A patient with hopelessness believes that things will not get better which can lead to physical inactivity (55). CAD patients who also have hopelessness were less likely to participate in cardiac rehabilitation (107).
Questioning the Incomprehensible Mental illness is defined as health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion or behavior (or a combination of these) (American Psychiatric Association). There are different types of depression and they effect people differently also. With major depression working, sleeping, eating and spending time with friends and family becomes difficult to do because there is the constant feeling of hopelessness. Seeing that I have family and friends who suffer from depression, I wanted to learn more and see why people who are depressed think the way they do, what goes on inside their head to make them feel hopeless and if medication is the only way to help deal with depression even though for some people medicine doesn’t fully help them. What is the science behind depression and what makes a person’s brain chemistry without depression different from someone who suffer with depression?
As one of the “most common illnesses” (World Health Organization; WHO), over 350 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with depression; 19 million are diagnosed in the United States alone each year. Hopelessness and meaninglessness in life itself can become self evident to those who suffer with depression. This illness, as I prefer to define it, is a lack of something; it is a lack of interest, hope, desire, energy, happiness, love, and life. It takes so much out of you that you feel empty when it leaves. Solomon defines it as
Social isolation has been linked to poorer health in the older adult including an increased risk for depression and a decrease in their quality of life. This paper will discuss the different cognitive and social factors that contribute to social isolation and how they affect the elderly population. The signs and symptoms of depression and medication side effects that can also contribute to social isolation will also be discussed by using the START/STOP criteria. This paper will also explore the perspective of the older adult as related to the factors that contribute to social isolation, as well as the nurse’s role in identifying and minimizing social isolation in the older
Resilience Elderly mistreatment is a topic that is constantly talked about. Elderly people are believed to be weak and fragile which is thought to put them at risk to abuse. With old age comes the risk of not having family members or secure relationships. Elderly people are forced into homes or forced into trusting people they have no prior relationship with. The elderly population is more at risk to abuse on a physical, emotional, and mental level.
Senior Care and Pain Management One of the fears of growing old is that chronic pain will be a part of everyday life. While many seniors do deal with pain as a complication of illness or injury, pain is not a normal part of aging and does not need to be so. There are two major categories of pain: acute pain and chronic pain. Acute pain is pronounced and has a short duration. This type of pain is the body 's way of telling you there is something wrong.
Nurse Management of Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Seynor Massalee Kennedy Oakland University Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive, potentially fatal disease, which is characterized by a persons’ inability to discontinue use despite it resulting into emotional, social, legal or physical problems (Powell, 1999). Alcoholism is a common problem in United States, and an estimated 15%-20% of hospitalized patients are dependent on alcohol. These hospitalized patients are suddenly force to stop drinking, which placed them at a risk for alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS). AWS complicates these patients’ treatment and recovery and sometimes causes death (Lussier-Cushing et al., 2007). Regular and excessive use of alcohol leads to tolerance and dependence.
She suffers from a number of unreasonable fears, which may take longer. According to the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, there are a number of techniques that can be sued for the treatment of patients exhibiting such disorder characteristics. The concepts of cognitive model indicate that the most common cause of mental disorders is thinking in a dysfunctional way. This means that people tend to have irrational beliefs that influence their subsequent reactions as indicated by Ellis (1977). It can be seen in the case of Sally where she thinks that she is a bad mother based on the two previous miscarriages, she is convinced that her son is sick and does not accept professional medical opinions or the attempts to convince her by her husband.
It was found that 61 percent had anxiety about future errors, 44 percent demonstrated a loss of confidence, 42 percent had sleeping difficulties and reduced job satisfaction, and for 13 percent of the physicians in this study, their reputation was harmed (Boyle). Other studies have suggested that medical errors can increase a physician’s risk of depression, substance abuse, suicide, and also post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Major Depression, or more commonly known as Clinical Depression is a mood disorder in which the patient experiences constant feelings of sadness, loss, worthlessness, anger or frustration, and despair. Other symptoms associated with Major Depression are fatigue, poor concentration, loss or increase in appetite, weight gain or loss, suicidal thoughts, disturbed sleep pattern, hypersomnia, and consternation. Most people may feel down, blue, or sad at some point in their life and the feeling might last a couple of days up to a week. Sometime called the blues, these sad feelings will cease after a short period of time, and life is expected to continue. Due to this expectation, many people suffering from MDD
Abstract Bipolar Disorder is a mental illness that diagnosed in patients who are in the military and has experienced traumatic events leading to this illness. There were many factors that were at cause such as age, gender, family history, marital status, and homeless. Each of these factors is causes to those who are veterans and researched have many have refused support and treatments. Veterans end up homeless not able to work which the causes the effects of Bipolar disorder. The typical treatment to help veterans come with antipsychotic medication, as many resourced to substance drug and the result in suicidal thoughts or even committing suicide.
What is Alzheimer 's Disease? Alzheimer 's disease is a serious disease that affects more than five million Americans. This disease doesn 't just affect the person who has it, families are drastically affected too. In many cases, caregivers are needed to insure the person can be safe. Alzheimer 's disease comes with warning signs, and the warning signs that someone you know or love could have Alzheimer 's are, memory loss that disrupts daily life, challenges in planning or solving problems, difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work, or at leisure, confusion with time or place, trouble understanding visual image and spatial relationships, new problems with words in speaking or writing, misplacing things and losing the
The aim of this essay is to explore the impact of ageism within healthcare, on patients, safety, quality and healthcare teams. Strategies, principles and theories to help combat the negative outcomes caused by ageist behaviour will also be discussed. Butler defines ageism as prejudices and stereotypes that are applied to older people based on their age (2012) Ageism, like racism and sexism, is a way of pigeonholing people and not allowing them to be individuals with unique ways of living their lives (Hunter, 2012). Ageism within healthcare can lead to social withdrawal, Isolation, depression and decline in quality of lifestyle and health (Perry, 2012).