When someone is seen as mentally ill, everything they do may be seen as a symptom of their disorder. Rosenhan states that labeling causes the doctors to make wrong ideas about the patient about his or her behavior even though it is not their
When a patient is diagnosed with ADHD, there isn’t a specific set of criteria that has been developed. The effect of this is that many people are being misdiagnosed which will eventually lead these individuals to taking medications that they do not need and could be harmful to their bodies. If an individual is not diagnosed with ADHD, they are at risk for dangers such as heart failure, psychiatric challenges, and the risk of drug abuse if the individual takes medication to treat ADHD but is not diagnosed with ADHD.
Making naloxone, an overdose reversal drug, readily available for emergency responders or even those individuals overdosing, could cause a decrease in overdose related fatalities. In order to understand the effects of naloxone we must understand the causes of an opioid overdose. An opioid can affect the part of the brain that controls breathing. When too much opioid is taken into the system it blocks the receptors in the brain that cause you to breathe. With a depressed respiratory rate someone overdosing on the drug has the potential to go into cardiac arrest and die.
A person gender or ethnicity factors into the risk. The changes in the brain diminish a persons ability to make rational choices. No longer can the addict be counted on to make the necessary changes needed to get better. They now must rely on a medical and scientific approach to help cure their addiction. MY Position In this paper I will argue why I feel addiction is a brain disease.
Charles Barber’s article, “The Medicated Americans: Antidepressants Prescriptions on the Rise,” focuses on the views of “depression” and “Depression” that are caused by antidepressants like Prozac, Paxil, and Norpramin. Barber talks about how people do not understand the differences of depression which causes misdiagnoses and misunderstanding of the two. One meaning of “Depression” is how it is used to do describe a serious medical condition and the other meaning a broad terming meaning feeling down, bummed out, or anything along those lines. A study conducted by the New England Research Institution showed that 43 percent of people who have been prescribed antidepressants did not have any diagnosis of depression or any mental health conditions.
ECT seems to cause changes in brain chemistry that can reverse symptoms of certain mental illnesses. ECT may be an option for bipolar treatment if one don't get better with medications, can't take antidepressants for many health reasons such as pregnancy or are at high risk of suicide. Why Macbeth had bipolar disorder Bipolar disorder can often ruin one’s life. This is shown in the tragedy of Macbeth. I believe Macbeth shows many signs of a bipolar disorder, one of the worst disorders.
In fact, we'd hope an alternative explanation would have more value than the disease label, by giving people with addictions something the disease concept lacks: an understanding that is useful for treating the problem. This question has been discussed in Module 1 amongst my cohorts and I with the majority stating addiction was a disease and those few who questioned this, only did so because someone they truly loved became an addict hurting their feelings which in turn clouded their
Psychosis is a strange phenomenon as those who have it don’t realize they do. Often times, psychosis can be cured with therapy, but sometimes, it requires medication. Rog Phillips, in his story The Yellow Pill, addresses both these methods of curing an individual with psychosis, but the reality is that one man needed both therapy and medication as the true setting is in on Earth. Mental illness impacts everyone at some point in one’s life. If severe enough, having a disorder can cloud one’s judgement to the point of committing acts of terror unknowingly.
The author explains that it is “a condition that can develop after you have gone through a life-threatening event” (Daniels and Steineke) Some of the symptoms include: depression, self-blame, guilt, and shame, anger or aggressive behavior, and alcohol/drug abuse. As elucidated to by the authors, those who suffer from PTSD “may try to avoid people and places that remind [them] of the trauma” (Daniels and Steineke). They will also feel numb, startle easily, and always be on guard. Veterans will blame themselves for what may be traumatizing them, and become hooked on drugs and alcohol in order to cope with their problems. The authors are informing the reader about this horrible ailment and that it must be recognized and treated
• The physician has suggested the wrong size of medication to the patient or the prescribed amount of medicine may be right but the nurse has given a wrong one. • The physician may have provided a high amount of sleeping drug to the patient without realizing his/her medical record or have not tell the patient about safety tips that can be considered. • The physician has employed substandard equipment or equipment during surgical operation. • All the way through surgery, the physician has treated the wrong side or could not take certain instruments out of the body. If a patient or suffered person experience medical negligence, the reason of bringing a compensation claim is not to safe him/her for what they are obliged rather the objective is to recover what a person gets damages in the shape of unemployment or loss of business that can contribute to loss of income according to the extent of the injuries and negligence that he/ she has dealt with.
“The addictive act, once it has begun, invariably fuels the problem with guilt, shame, lowered self-esteem, and isolation” ((Van Wormer and Davis, Pg 298 ) If River had received some therapy regarding his sexual abuse maybe it would not have progressed into a riskier addiction like drugs. Some of the treatments that he could have received could have been psychotherapy, group counseling and perhaps a self-help group. (Van Wormer and Davis, 2013) Some therapists may also prescribe medication, I do not agree with this type of treatment for someone who has River’s