Your GP can refer you to a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist to help you understand and cope with psychological symptoms.
The shutdown of state mental hospitals and lack of available financial and institutional resources force mentally ill people to the United States Judicial System for mental health. Every year thousands of people are arrested for various crimes and they are sent to jail. Sixteen percent of these people have some type of mental health problem (Public Broadcasting System , 2001). When we consider that the United States has the largest incarcerated population in the world at 2.2 million, this number is staggering (Anasseril E. Daniel, 2007). This is about 1% of the entire population of the United States. There are many reasons as to why the situation has taken such a bad turn and when the history of the treatment of mental illness is examined one can see how the situation developed into the inhumane disaster it is today.
The client is referral to a particular medical professional depending on the clients need. Determining the most
It seems that the more human development changes, the more there is a demand to understand the role of pharmaceuticals in daily life with regard to mental health. In the article, The Mental Heath Practitioner and psychopharmacology, "a growing challenge for mental health counselors is to understand the potential benefits and limitations of many different types of drugs" (Dickinson & Kaut, 2009 p. 204-205). Incorporating a thorough treatment plan, which might include the use of prescription drugs (Anderson & King, 2004).
So you figured out that you are not getting the shakes from too much coffee, but rather reactive hypoglycemia. Largely misunderstood by the medical community, hypoglycemia in the absence of being medication induced, can be difficult to control and requires extreme dedication to a controlled diet. Misinformation regarding how to control this condition is rampant online and even from primary care physicians. It is a rare condition that is not given much attention in medical school, other than in reference to induced hypoglycemic reactions in diabetics. It is not completely clear, but it is thought that a person with reactive hypoglycemia creates too much insulin in response to carbohydrates that are converted to glucose in the body.
The research critically analyses the desired effects of the depression and the antidepressants available for the depressions. Depression symptoms are commonly seen among people of various ages. There are some of the antidepressants that are initially recommended for overcoming the issues of depression. Some of the well-known methods have been used by many of the known researchers regarding the topic of depression. Proper evaluation of the research methodology about depressions will help in the better understanding of the mental state of the people suffering from the diseases of depression. The evaluation of the two of the research papers mentioned above highlights the fact that research between a certain numbers of the people will help to evaluate
Your doctor can probably be your family doctor, a psychologist, or any physician who can help you or your loved ones’ suffering with depression. People with depression do not necessarily need medication, they need to know how to properly deal with problems, most especially, isolation.
Given what I know about the client, I think it is best to treat his symptoms of depression and anxiety before anything else. I say this because historically throughout his life, he has resorted to drinking as a way of coping with his depression and anxiety. I think this client would best benefit from outpatient therapy with a long term treatment plan.
Human service professional is required to help everyone in-need and to be able to advocate their clients (no matter what races, sexuality, mental illness etc.). From the beginning, I would review the psychiatric evaluation to find out the basis problems that my client has. I would look for the recommendation of the psychiatrist. The convergence of these factors would help me construct the right treatment plan for my client. A treatment that me and the psychiatrist would agree on to ensure it is for the best. As well, to ensure it fits to the financial line of the family and that they feel the plan will do justice for the client. The treatment is crucial for the client to improve its mentality and to create progress which is why it should be treated carefully.
The debate in regards to granting psychotherapists prescription privileges, has been argued for quite some time now. This paper will explore the idea whether psychotherapists should be allowed to prescribe medication in America. Through supporting evidence and research, this paper aids the idea that psychotherapists should not be allowed to prescribe medication. Based on three main areas of focus, I support my argument by showing how the lack of experience and knowledge pertaining to medicine, deems psychotherapist unsuitable to prescribe medication. It takes four years of medical school, not to mention experience in clinical practice, to fully master the skill and knowledge required to prescribe medication. The paper will discuss in depth
Imagine that your best friend in the entire world had been seeming dejected or sad. He/she doesn’t seem to want to come out of the house, hang out, or anything that they used to like, they don’t like anymore. These are two of many signs that they are dealing with depression. Should depression continue to be treated with medication and therapy, or should depression not be treated with medication and therapy? Depression should be treated with medication and therapy for the following reasons, medication can balance out their serotonin levels and help them feel more relaxed, talk therapy can help them to open up and possibly find the good from every situation, as well as medication and therapy can help “cure” the depressive symptoms.
The research paper, “Psychological Treatments That May Cause Harm” written by Scott O. Lilienfeld examines treatments that either probably produce harm in some individuals or possibly produce harm in some individuals. Harm can caused in various ways, including worse or more symptoms occurring, excessive dependence on therapist, avoiding all therapies, and physical issues. The author notes that as mental health professionals, it is critical for patients’ wellbeing that the field actively challenges the idea that doing something is always better than doing nothing in therapy, because research has shown that this is not true. As there is no governing agency currently in place in the United States to decide what treatments can and cannot be administered,
Since the early 1990 's discovery of the naturally occurring endocannabinnoid receptors CB1 and CB2 in the human brain, preclinical and clinical trials focusing on plant derived cannabinnoids have begun to regain momentum. This paper focuses on the cannabinnoids Cannabidiol (CBD) and Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) as potential therapeutic treatment options for psychiatric disorders. It contains an overview of studies and trials which used CBD and Δ9-THC to treat memory disorders, Schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression, as well as early information CBD 's neuroprotective properties as possible treatment for Parkinson 's disease, Huntington’s disease, Neonatal Ischaemia/newborn hypoxic-ichaemic brain damage, and Multiple Sclerosis.
The article proposes that psychosocial treatments in conjunction with pharmacotherapy offer those suffering from Schizophrenia better functional recovery and reduced relapse rates than treatment plans exclusively involving medication. Benefits of psychosocial treatments, as the article suggests, are the addressing of issues outside of the condition’s symptoms. Based on recent research in the fields of psychosocial interventions, these types of treatments help to mitigate issues such as damage to social and work relationships; increased risk of substance abuse, aggression, and self-harm; depression and demoralization; and experiences with psychosis. (Addington, Piskulic, & Marshall, 2010)
By the medical definition, depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and affects how you feel. The article Depression and Mood Disorders on the “Teen Health and Wellness” database discusses the different aspects of this mental disorder and many different treatments. One of the treatments for depression mentioned in the article is Therapy. There is a specific therapy that is recommended by therapist called Verbal Therapy, otherwise known as Psychotherapy. The article states that “some depression occurs when a person is trying to avoid dealing with a painful memory or unresolved problems.” Verbal therapy is beneficial and with the right therapist, eight out of ten people can recover from depression. A theme that