iii. According to the Mayo Clinic’s article, Frontotemporal Dementia, says that it is normally misdiagnosed as a psychiatric problem and it states that this type of dementia normally occurs at a younger age than Alzheimer’s does and it is commonly between the ages of 40 and 45. B. Symptoms i. Many people who have FTD have changes in their behavior, become impulsive, and lose their ability to speak.
A mental disorder refers to the disruption of one's feelings or thinking as a result of dysfunctional of part of the brain. Besides being misunderstood and misdiagnosed many in the society fears mental illnesses. The only solution to this kind of fear is a result of creating awareness about the condition and ensuring best clinical practice is followed at all times. Best clinical practice and intervention measures in neurology are aimed at mitigating the adverse effects associated with mental illnesses such as language deterioration, loss of vision, loss of agility, loss of speech, and other adverse effects. Mental disorders display numerous symptoms that can sometimes be difficult to identify in a patient.
The notion of sense perception as a WOK uses touch, sight, taste or hearing to gain understanding or knowledge on a particular subject. It is the way we interpret the environments around us. This way of providing meaning is different from person to person and is hard to investigate. This links to scientific realism, with the idea that the way one may see the world can differ to the evidence provided by science. This is often possible with a patient suffering from anorexia as they continue to loose weight to feel better, even though doctors and experts are telling them that this desire and action is the main reason they
Short-term memory loss can be part of Dementia progression but one must Rule out underline causes. Looking at the case study. Mrs A plan of care, requirement would include drawing on the expertise of her GP. Underline causes such as “A urinary tract infection (UTI) can cause an elderly person to become confused, undernourished, dehydrated, depressed; and can cause severe memory loss. Urinary tract infections are common in dementia patients” (DeMarco,
The Self-Regulatory Model (SRM) [1-4] is a cognitive-affective model that highlights the existence of both emotional components as well as cognitive components; both of these components alter the perception of disease threat and influence each other. It is the emotional element that distinguishes the SRM from other theoretical models which explain the perception of disease and treatment and which only take the cognitive and/or behavioral component in consideration (e.g., Health Belief Model, Theory of Reasoned Action, Theory of Planned Behavior). This parallel cognitive and emotional processing of the menace implied by the disease recommends using this model in studying cancer, an emotionally challenging disease for the patient and their entire
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY: ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY: Albert Ellis (1913-2007) was a psychoanalyst who has growing dissatisfaction towards it. But he was interested in learning behavior related therapy. Albert Ellis, Aaron Beck, Donald Meichenbaum were indulged in writing treatment for chronically ill and severely stressed patient using cognitive therapy. But it ended up with behavior therapy techniques combined with cognitive therapy which were prominent in that era. That’s how Cognitive Behavior Therapy came to practice.
So if you are depressed, for instance, a psychiatrist is best placed to help you think about whether a biological treatment like antidepressant drugs may help. And a clinical psychologist is best placed to help you think about whether a psychological therapy like cognitive behavioural therapy may help to manage the underlying cause of depression and to make you able to deal with it effectively. Clinical psychologists will usually be able to help you see a psychiatrist if that would be helpful for your problem, and psychiatrists will usually be able to help you see a clinical psychologist if they would be more able to help you with your
Available: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/multiple-sclerosis/basics/definition/con-20026689. Last accessed 3rd Nov 2014.). This disease effects the brain and spinal cord. There are some difference symptoms of MS such as; tiredness, bladder and bowel problems, speech problems, blurry vision, memory and thinking are affected, balance, chronic pain and tremors. MS can be treated quite well when the person starts to realise patterns and triggers to their symptoms.
However, the CBT model we will be using in this work is based on the Cognitive Therapy which is also known as CBT. Role of Negative Thoughts in CBT Understanding negative thoughts is an important area of focus in CBT, as Beck’s model was developed to treat depression. Mclead (2008) asserts that CBT is based on the model that it’s not events themselves that upset us, but the meanings we give them. Furthermore, Mclead notes that individuals whose thoughts are too negative, find hard to see things or participate (2008) in activities that disconfirm what they believe is true. Therefore, depressed
The problem faced by them are several in the society, family, health etc., which makes them isolated from all means of life. Geriatric mental health is a emerging as an important public health concern. According to Word Health Organization, prevalence of depression in adults age >60 years in developed and developing countries was 0.5 million and 4.8 million respectively in 2070. Depression is a state of activity than can affect the persons thought, behavior and they felt guilty, irritable, helpless, problem with their sleeping etc. The major signs and symptoms of depression in the elderly such as Empty feeling, sadness, fatigue, sleep disturbance, social withdrawal, isolation, loss of appetite and repeated thought of death and suicide.
According to a site that specializes in providing information about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, states that “Dementia is a general term for loss of memory and other mental abilities severe enough to interfere with daily life. It is caused by physical changes in the brain.” (Alzheimer’s Association) Whereas Alzheimer’s is a “Type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior.” (Alzheimer’s Association) Generally speaking, one could imagine
One of the objectives of the study is to compare other treatment studies and clinical experience to establish if antidepressants medication decrease depressive episodes. The study shows an update list of approved medications for Bipolar disorder. The approach for antidepressants is controversial, the study reveals the antidepressants benefits in lessening depressive symptoms, but for short-term treatment only. This article, published by Medscape, provide a comprehensive review and clinical information about the topic that help health professionals to maintain an up-to-date
Literature Review According to Gavett and Stern (2012), instead of being a continuous variable, dementia epitomizes the ultimate common clinical pathway for a number of advanced (e.g., chronic traumatic encephalopathy, AD, frontotemporal lobar degeneration) and revocable (e.g., vitamin B12 deficiency, major depression, hypothyroidism) medical conditions. It is believed that the construct of dementia is best hypothesized as continually fluctuating however, evidence is showing dementia is divergent and definite. The simple fact of the presence of dementia does not give insight into its cause. From a developmental perspective of aging, knowing whether the inactive structure of dementia is unqualified or continuous does not appear to provide
These type of dementia occurs about; this occurs due to the short-term memory loss. The other problem will be visual-spatial areas, reasoning, judgement and insight. Hippocampus is the region where it gets affected by Alzheimer’s disease, not only that there will be
Qualitatively, this disease can be seen with senile plaques on the brain, and neurofibrillary tangles that affect physical changes to the brain. Since there are so many branches of dementia, it can be hard to determine which type of dementia a patient is experiencing, needing to be looked at more closely. Some warning signs of this disease include getting lost, paying for bills and trouble managing money, retelling the same stories, repeatedly asking the same questions, and losing/ misplacing items, but not being able to recall how to find them (532). Though not all people progress through this disease at the same pace and times in their lives, these are just some of the few symptoms and abnormalities that those who have Alzheimer’s can display as opposed to someone their age with a normal functioning brain and having no dementia. Quantitatively, research has shown that Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50-70% of all neurocognitive disorders (531).