Lia’s parents also don’t understand that some medications will make Lia feel sick and this language barrier between the family and doctors is extremely complicated to deal with, both sides are concerned with Lia’s health, but they are unable to communicate with each other effectively. This part of the book is very significant to the whole book because without this language barrier, almost all the problems would be resolved. This theme continues in the book once the Lee ’s get Lia back and they believed she was returned damaged but both sides cannot communicate and can’t figure out why things are happening.
Because traumatic brain injury can become a painful and lonely place, a lot of people misunderstand it. Also, no one talks about the problem much, which leads to a lack of awareness. In many cases, the TBI patient feels like no one understands or believes what they are experiencing. For a lot of cases, depression and anxiety come as a pair, and they are common for people who have a TBI or chronic pain.
Initial grief Counseling: In the event that you find that hindrances to grieving are making it hard to work after a loss, converse with a grief counselor, go to a deprivation support center, or both. Support and counseling groups can also help you work through uncertain grief from a past loss. Medicines: Amid the starting days of grief, uneasiness or restlessness can make it hard to work.
Another common PTSD occurrence involves the patient experiencing flashbacks. During these flashbacks, it can overwhelm one’s sense of reality and make it seem the event is happening again for the first time, “Mimicking the real thing because it provokes a similar level of stress in the body” (Trauma Recovery). The aspect of the heart pounding and the preparation of muscles to react as they did at the time can have some patients believe it is occurring a second time, making any other symptoms worse. Emotional breakdowns are common after experiencing flashbacks and can lead to the patient having energy outbursts where it is hard for them to control themselves. Holden Caulfield recalls past events that
While many think Laura’s law is not ethical due to forcing mentally ill to take medication or get help against their will, it is meant to improve the quality of their own lives, and the lives of those around them in the long run. People with mental illness would refuse to get the help they
PTSD means Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and is a deadly disease emotional and physically. For example, it causes veterans to see flash backs of what they have saw over seas, they can physically hurt themselves and are unable to control the disease. PTSD is known to destroy family 's and break them apart even though the veterans can 't control it. "When trauma reactions are severe and go on for some time without treatment, they can cause major problems in a family"(Carlson).This shows how most family 's get divorced after a veteran has come back from war because of how severe the disease is. No veteran wants to admit that they have a disease, because they want to be seen as a tough individual.
The cause of ALS is unknown. As of today, there is no cure for this disease however with medication and therapeutic treatments the progression of it can be slowed down. The treatments will also help reduce the discomfort of having the disease (The ALS Association, www.alsa.org). A person living with ALS can be an unbearable experience for them.
Substance Abuse in Returning Combat Veterans Returning combat veterans have difficulties contributing to our society based on their problems with substance abuse. There is an issue of returning combat veterans not being able to afford treatment for their illnesses, so they resort to self-medicating and use drugs and alcohol. Although it is worth considering that some combat veterans manage to escape their addiction for some time, but will usually end up relapsing and only hurt themselves more. We may also be concerned about some combat veterans not being able to adjust to their new lives and resorting to substance abuse a method of stress relief.
Medications and treatments are needed for the children but have no money to afford such drugs, so they are left to their own devices. It is especially difficult to see loved ones and homes burned and ruined for no particular reason. The effects of seeing such cruelty are long lasting. No child deserves a life like that. Some say they are a lost generation, being so violent and disturbed.
The worse they could ever have to deal with is at their release from custody, they have to confront some difficulties with placement, when they are being rejected by some facilities for their history of violence, which could be a major blow for them. Another scenario is when some family members may be resistant or unable to provide care for them or may be worse, are no longer living. This is not the end of their nightmares since they are often facing difficulties with employability, personal adjustment and following up care.
Apart from barriers to care experiencing life is much different for those with the disorder. Many do not feel comfortable in crowds or even doing routine errands alone. This may be enough to even push some to have panic attacks (Feczer & Bjorklund, 2009). Families of soldiers returning with PTSD also face many challenges.
The initial symptoms of the tingling or pain brings on weakness, often leaves the person with GBS and family puzzled and concerned. This illness usually affects previously healthy individuals who have probably never experienced symptoms of this type before. The situation can be frightening, and given the progressive weakness is likely, respiratory failure is possible, and the outcome is unpredictable, their fears are grounded. Caregivers and the people with GBS should keep in mind that the outcome is usually good. Yes, there will be loss of muscle control, maybe even an inability to breathe without support but it helps if everyone involved knows they will eventually recovery.
Clinical depression is a complex condition and symptoms can vary greatly from patient to patient. To complicate matters even more, it can be difficult to imagine what depression is like if you have never experienced it firsthand. Despite these issues, there are a few hallmarks and common symptoms of depression that can help you identify a possible case in yourself, a friend or family member. For good or ill, the quality and dynamics of your relationship will either encourage, support, and help build you up - or it will drag you down and lead you further down the path toward depression and low self esteem. If your partner is loving, respectful, and supportive, you are more likely to experience a positive benefit.
These psychological changes can take a toll not only on that individual, but also on family members and other individuals close to them. It may be difficult for a loved one to watch another individual go through stages in which they can’t remember anything, or don’t recognize what they did (or know they did what they did). At the same time, cognitive challenges also occur such as: memory loss, difficulty communication/finding words, complex tasks, planning/organizing, coordination/motor functions, and disorientation (McCrory, PP, Ch. 17, Slide 29). Just like the psychological changes, these cognitive changes can be hard on both that individual and the family. It’s extremely frustrating to not be able to find the words you want to
As mentioned before, mandated reporting has been shown to actually make women feel less safe. Confidentiality issues arise with mandatory reporting and may cause turmoil in the patient/health care provider relationship. Victims of Intimate Partner Violence may be reluctant to pursue medical support in emergency situations for this reason and many others. Other reasons that victims of Intimate Partner Violence may be reluctant to pursue medical attention may include that the victim may truly believe that he/she can handle the situation on their own, or the victim may also fear disciplinary abuse when the abuser learns that the abuse was reported. There are currently no laws that one-hundred-percent guarantee the safety of a victim of Intimate Partner Violence (The Association of Women 's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses, 2015, p. 407).