This can increase isolation from society and reinforce feelings of exclusion and social withdrawal. The Queensland Alliance for Mental Health (2010) observed that people with mental health problems are “frequently the object of ridicule or derision and are depicted within the media as being violent, impulsive and incompetent”. In light of this, the Department of Health (2004 ) funded a programme called Shift which aimed to reduce the discrimination that those with mental ill health face. Many people with mental health problems say that the biggest barrier to getting back on their feet is not the symptoms of illness, but the attitudes of other people”. • Even a brief episode of mental illness can have far-reaching effects on wellbeing, disrupting work, families, relationships and social interactions, impacting on the health and wellbeing not just of patients, but also of their families and friends.
The result shows the number of male more than female this could be due to the nature of the society and stigma that discourage the females to visit the community mental health clinic and hospital. Male preponderance was also seen by other studies Slightly more than one third of the sample was in the age of (25-35) years. This age indicates that schizophrenia affects the productiveness and QOL of individuals. this can be due to schizophrenia as a chronic incapacity illness in which maximum sufferers experience common intervals of psychotic exacerbation and relapse. Relapse in schizophrenia can be associated with progressive functional deterioration, declining treatment reaction, worsen clinical outcome and escalating caregiver burden.
Cognitive behavioral theorist Dr. Aaron Beck believes that depression is a result of negative thoughts that are caused by dysfunctional beliefs. In this case, the severity of these negative thoughts or beliefs directly determine the severity of the depression. Cognitive approaches to an individual with depression cite that the more negative/dysfunctional the thoughts, the more depressed the individual will be. There are three main themes seen with these thoughts: the individual views themselves as defective or broken (not good enough), they fail at everything or everything goes wrong for them, and that there is no chance for change for the future. These three thoughts are commonly shared by depressed individuals and can have seriously detrimental outcomes if all three are present, which is
Furthermore, the pervasive stigma against them leads to increased cost and poorer health outcomes. Instead of looking at a patient’s violent behavior on the superficial level, one should take into account the patient’s diagnosis and past experience. For instance, violent behavior is prevalent in patients with schizophrenia and it is also the most common reason for the admission to a psychiatric inpatient unit (Krakowski, Czobor, Citrome, Bark, & Cooper, 2006). Many are also under-diagnosed and under-treated, resulting in wide treatment gaps. Most of them require psychoanalytic treatment to cope with their violent behavior.
Case Study 2 Clara, a client with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) as diagnosed under DSM-V. (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). Aetiology Studies conclude that biological, psychological and social factors contribute to the onset of SAD. Five aetiological factors are proposed by Wong & Rapee (2016). These factors include: inherited tendencies such as shyness and avoidant temperaments, parent behaviours towards verbalising risk in social situations, peer experiences with teasing, traumatic or change in life events and cultures that require society members to adhere to ‘societal norms’. SAD can often be comorbid with other mental health issues including depression, substance use and other anxiety disorders (Spence & Rapee, 2016; American Psychiatric
The family and community levels both explain how there are still problems within AIAN families and the community as a whole. Evans-Campbell describes factors that influence historical trauma such as discrimination and assault to AIAN people that are happening today. This racism perpetuates the historical trauma which leads to poor mental health, substance abuse, and emotional trauma as mentioned before. She backs up these claims with statistics of violent crimes against AIAN people and by delving into the discussion of how microaggressions lead to distress. She argues how when ALAN people are being racially discriminated, it
Of society’s many issues, one of the most pressing in terms of public health is the common occurrence of misdiagnosis in mental health illnesses. Mental illnesses, more specifically looking at mental illnesses in adolescents, are being too frequently misdiagnosed and there are patients being given inaccurate prescriptions that often worsen their symptoms and can have lasting negative effects on their health. The concept of misdiagnosed mental illness and inaccurate medications being prescribed is an issue where some say government regulation of the medications is necessary, while others say government regulation is unnecessary. Several studies have been conducted to determine the effects of misdiagnosis in mental illness for cases of bipolar
Furthermore, apart from psychotherapy, clinical psychologist conducts research which relates to the clinical field, works as an academician and develop health care programs to provide advance evaluation system, consultation and health policy to the patient by conducting research or experiments to discover best treatment and assessment method like psychological tests or clinical interviews. For the psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association (2016) claimed that the main targets of the psychiatry
Quick identification of the diseases on time and treatment and cure of the mentally ill patients in the community only. To remove the stigma towards the mentally ill patients prevailing in the society through the creating proper awareness and imparting the mental health knowledge. To cure and to redeem the mentally ill patients in the community itself. To take over the stress and strain of the various mental hospitals. GOALS:- The main goals of DMHP was to provide training to the mental health professionals such as doctors.
With the 1.1 millions of death, India is contributing one of the largest mortality rates of diabetic in 2013. It has been noted that the age at diagnosis has decreased considerably among the Indian patients. In youth and adolescents the type 2 diabetes has become increasing. The early age shift of development diabetes can cause the long term complications of diabetes at young age. It leads to the severe morbidity and early mortality in the productive years of life.