Professor Jules Angst, from the Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital, comments about the new classification defined by the DSM-5 on Bipolar disorders. He discusses the criteria to detect signs and symptoms of the condition, and reinforces the need for future investigations on this matter. Despite the author opinion about DSM-5 weaknesses, he describes the new criteria as a reliable source for an accurate diagnose. His point of view is a valuable source for understanding the new diagnostic manual for Bipolar disorder. The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents an overview of Bipolar Disorder, to support bipolar disorder patients and their families with information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
Early intervention is fundamental in preventing progress towards a full-blown disease, in controlling symptoms and improving outcomes. The importance of early intervention is highlighted by the following example. • In schizophrenia, the duration of untreated psychosis is proving to be important. Delays in treatment are likely to result in poorer outcomes. The appropriate treatment of mental disorders implies the rational use of pharmacological, psychological and psychosocial interventions in a clinically meaningful, balanced, and well-integrated way.. CONTINUITY OF CARE: Some mental and behavioral disorders follow a chronic course.
The patient orally recounts the traumatic event whilst the therapist records the story the way the patient conveys it. The atmosphere of controlled exposure to the trauma ensures no sudden overwhelming emotional responses by the patient (Peri and Gofman, 2014). Throughout the procedure, the patient and therapist work together to reveal the personal significance of the event. The patient is able to gain new insight into the misinterpretations of the trauma, as illustrated in Ellis’ ABC model, which may have resulted in obsessive
The movie ΓÇ£The Soloist,ΓÇ¥ is based on a true story about a homeless man named Nathaniel Ayers, who suffers from schizophrenia. Ayers shows numerous symptoms of schizophrenia in this movie. He displays symptoms by dressing in unmatched clothes and by frequently mumbling his words and rarely keeping a conversation on one topic. His social behavior is characterized acting socially awkward. He hallucinates and hears voices in his head.
This extreme isolation is prevalent in Frankenstein as seen with Victor isolating himself from his family by moving to Ingolstadt and even staying in his apartment to study and create his creature. This isolation caused him to be deathly ill and without the help from social contact and going outside in the world he probably would have died. Isolation can have a heavy impact on an individual 's life and “vast evidence suggests that social isolation can threaten one 's psychological health, indicated by an elevated risk of depression, loneliness, and suicide among people with few or weak social ties.”(Tilburg). This is similar to the creatures very few ties with people and through this he was led to live a very
Each of these comics consist of a main character who gets diagnosed with a mental illness, acting as a traumatic event that alters the way they live their life. Lighter, Marbles and Depression are comics that differ in the mental illness the main character possesses, but are comparative in the main argument, or thesis, of the comic: the importance of having friends and family during a life-changing event in order to seek help and change for the better. Friends and family serve as an essential support system throughout the journey of a mental illness, by listening to the mentally ill individual and caring for them. In Lighter, Katie is
She said that when she “was so young”, she “heard (her father) cry every night in (his) sleep”. Though the song does not delve much about Kelly’s feelings, I believe that seeing her father in that state and not being able to help him, must have been very heart breaking for her since Kelly sang afterwards “You should have known; better than to lean on me”. This hints that she deems herself incapable of offering sufficient moral support for her father, eventually “(watching) (him) die”. This is very similar in Lena’s case, where Ying-Ying plays the part of the ‘depressed parent’ where she repeatedly shouted accusations at herself for not preventing the death of Lena’s little brother. However, Lena could not bear to let her father know what Ying-Ying said, and translated the accusations differently in English.
Childhood Tragedies and Poems From not having a father in his life to losing his mom to Tuberculosis at the age of two and being separated from his brother and sister, one might say that Edgar Allan Poe has had a terrible life. Poe was placed in foster care and later on was adopted by John and Frances Allan. The Allan’s gave Poe a childhood that he had never had before. However, as one might already know, something bad always happens to Poe. Sadly, John disowned Poe after he was discharged from the military for neglect of duty.
Thus, …..my responsibilities in working with the vulnerable people were the care and supervision of many of the residents who are suffering from the mental health conditions like schizophrenia. My experience working with the vulnerable people has convinced me that I must make this field my choosen career. It has provided me with a thorough understanding of the different types of conditions which are being faced by the patients. In addition, it has also helped me in the development of a sense of compassionate, empathy and the responsibility which is fundamental for dealing with the mentally ill
The author used the ABC-E model of assessment as a guide, to gain a better understanding of Shane’s illness and how it is impacting his life. The author picked a quite room in order not to be disturbed, thus been able to engage and create a therapeutic relationship. Kingdon & Turkington (2005) has outlined that building a therapeutic relationship to enable engagement is the central process in therapy. The author noticed that Shane had difficulty answering the questions been asked. He was talking really fast about of lot of different things and had poor concentration.
Media has started to show how illness that people struggle with everyday can be difficult for people and inform the audience of how difficult or what it is like to live with these illnesses. More treatment should be developed to help people with mental illnesses such as Schizophrenia. Lastly, she says a statement that is very true and very powerful, People are not schizophrenic, but they are just people with Schizophrenia. People should know the difference and see that there is a