There are different models to mental health offering a different explanations, approaches and interventions. The Diseased/Medical/Biological model has the belief that mental abnormalities are caused by biochemical, physiological or genetic causes, and therefore, treatment is through medical procedures such as drug therapy, ECT or brain surgery. Genetics studiessuggest that mental health problems are inherited from parents and there is evidence to support this. Neuroimaging states that structural changes in the brain can cause mental illness. In various mental illnesses, volumetric changes, reduction in cortical volume and ventricular atrophy can be seen in the brain and this may well contribute to the cause of the problem.
The report, emphasises that carers knowledge is a vital source of information and that nurses need to listen to what they have to say in order to provide optimum care. A community learning disability nurse in the UK, Phillips (2012) discussed how they rely on carers to support them, by asking them to fill out a patient-centred assessment on the person's needs and preferences in order to plan appropriate care. Although this study only discusses how they care for people with intellectual disabilities in their service, it successfully explains how when everyone supports each other, patients tend to have more
This assessment is done due to the hazards that are faced by the caregiver and the essential role of providing care to the patients. The assessment evaluates quality care that is being provided by the caregiver and suggests ways of improving it. The healthcare delivery model also addresses various ways to counter the hazards and best quality care since it involves and affects both the patient and the caregiver together with their families according to the documented twenty-five years of research carried out by
(11) Knowledge about the negative attitudes towards mentally ill and psychiatry will be the major contributor to provide better mental health policies, treatment methods and training programmes for the medical students. present study aimed to observe the impact of clinical trainingof medical students towards psychiatric disorders.
Mental illness is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society and learning more about it can benefit both people who struggle with it and those who do not. “Mental illnesses are health conditions involving changes in thinking, emotion or behavior (or a combination of these)” (What is Mental Illness). The subject of mental illness is nothing new, in fact it has been around for centuries. The first public understanding of what mental illness was and how to treat it came about when a man named Hippocrates, a pioneer in treating mentally ill patients, began to use techniques not rooted in any religious or superstitious beliefs, but rather in changing the environment and occupation of the patient (Early). Any mental illness recorded before
Mental Illness Shouldn't Be Disregarded "The only shameful thing about mental illness is the stigma attached to it". Only 25% of people with mental health issues feel that people are caring and sympathetic towards their struggles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There are a wide variety of "mental illnesses" which can all affect a person in different ways, some issues can compound things and lead to feelings that the only option is to lash out at the world and make them feel the pain they feel inside, i.e. school shootings and homicides. While others feel the need to lash out on themselves instead.
Most of the information that public have about mental illnesses comes from print and electronic media. Thus, it is important to understand the manner in which media depicts mental health. Thus, media can be used to spread 'Mental Health Literacy' by increased and appropriate coverage of mental issues and concerns. Mental health literacy can help people identify the
4.3 Community Stigma around People with Mental Illness in Akure From the responses obtained from the study participants, the stigma towards people with mental illnesses is defines as real (Angermeyer & Dietrich, 2006, 169); however, the degree of stigmatization is determined by the level of knowledge and awareness among the respondents. For instance, the medical personnel show a high level of understanding and positive attitude towards the mentally ill people. Out of the medical personnel 10 respondents, 8 of them had a positive attitude towards these people which represents an 80% of the positive perception among the medical staff. The perception and attitude varied among the respondents. The respondents from the general public depicted a