Mr. Scott is a 34 year old male who presented to the ED via LEO. Mr. Scott reported to nursing staff he has not been taking medication for schizophrenia for the past 8 days because he believes the medication has not helping him with his hallucinations. Mr. Scott reports cocaine use yesterday to nurse staff. At the time of the assessment Mr. Scott is found pacing the floor of his room, However he is calm and cooperative. Mr. Scott reports he was released from a mental health facility in Chatham county. Mr. Scott mention previous hospitalization at Coastal Plains and Holly Hill. He reports a history of Bipolar, PTSD, and manic depression. Mr. Scott reports currently having suicidal thoughts of overdosing on unknown medication he has at his place of residence. Mr. Scott appears guarded and very anxious when talking to this clinician. He reports poor sleep (2-3 hours daily), experiencing flash backs of past traumas from growing up in his previous community, and visual hallucinations. Mr. Scott reports recently he would see dead bodies in the room and doors opening when he knows they are closed. Mr. Scott reports a history of suicidal ideation and attempts, the last being a month ago
Michael, a 76 year old gentleman had a hip replacement after he was out with his dog and another dog put him on the floor, causing the right hip fracture; and on rehabilitation ward, looking forward to go home as he missed his dog. However, his daughter is concerned about his safety after leaving the rehab ward as he lives independently in a two levels house and at the moment he is using a walking frame and his mobility may be impaired as well his ability to cope, therefore she thinks that he may need to move into a residential home. He has an increased level of anxiety and delirium and he displays a
The family checked-in as being “okay” and week was “good.” The family presented in a euthymic mood and it was congruent with affect. During this session, the therapist and family focused on treatment goals accomplished and completion of the therapeutic process. The youth’s mother was asked to identify what was the most difficult challenge she experienced during the therapeutic process. The mother reported it was difficult to handle a teenager with anger management problems while leaning how to adjust to an alternative way of disciplining. She indicated Denae’s attitude is not perfect, but she and her husband has learned how to punish without having to use physical force. The youth reported her greatest challenge was controlling her behavior and anger.
There are a number of reasons why people don’t seek treatment for mental illness. Most people are initially scared of their disorder and find it easier to ignore the problem than to face it. Others have anosognosia and aren’t aware of their problem. The stigma of psychiatric disorders, and the misconceptions about treatment, would make anyone question seeking treatment. This, and an often inhibited decision-making process persuade many from asking for help. But how do so many of the sick wind up on the street? Viewing the problem through a social psychology perspective could provide some insight.
R/s Mr. Harry Parker is 81-years-old and he lives alone. R/s on 08/23/2015, Mr. Parker was transported by EMS to Carolina Hospital. R/s LE found walking and he appeared to be confused. R/s Mr. Parker was admitted and treated for dehydration. R/s Mr. Parker appears to be oriented but he may have a touch of dementia. R/s Mr. Parker insisted on leaving against medical advice. R/s Mr. Parker has no family. R/s according to Mr. Parker he has no food at home. R/s Mr. Parker is schedule for discharge tonight. R/s Mr. Parker is refusing assisted living.
In the instance of a serious mental health case it is the role of the counsellor to provide complementary support alongside medical professionals providing medical consultation and treatment, with agreement from the medical professional. It is the role of the counsellor to support the client in developing methods to better manage their conditions and so improve their quality of life. It is also the role of the counsellor to maintain a knowledge of serious mental health conditions to enable effective referral upon identification of associated
An Attending Physician Report dated 05/31/2017, stated that the claimant continued having impaired concentration, somnolence, impaired teaching ability, and extreme fatigue. He was diagnosed with diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, ulnar neuropathy, and major depression. He was incapacitated from 05/24/2017 through
The moment people feel pain they resort to the doctor to find out what is going on with their bodies. They feel either very high pain or moderate pain depending on their problem and symptoms. However, when you are a schizophrenic person you don 't feel pain like a person without this disorder would feel it. In fact it at times leads them to go on without knowing they have a disease that can be fatal. The pain can come into your body and take over but you are insensitive to this. That is how a schizophrenic person feels every single day of their lives without even noticing. It 's a chronic and severe mental disorder that is genetic. Some scientists think that an imbalance in the complex, interrelated chemical reactions of the brain
The patient is a 20 year old male who presented o the ED BAC .20. Patient attempted to flee ED and was found on top of the hospital roof running towards edge. The patient reports hearing voices telling him to harm himself. Patient has multiple lacerations on his forearms and upper arms. Per documentation patient has been cooperative with staff while obtaining labs and vitals.
Criteria A: The individual experiences obsessions, compulsions, or both. Obsessions are recurring thoughts, urges, or images that are invasive and undesirable. They can be identified with anxiety or distress. Individuals also try and ignore the thoughts, urges, or images or counteract them with other actions. Compulsions are recurrent behaviors or metal actions in which the individual feels obligated to make in reply to an obsession. The recurrent behaviors or mental actions attempt to end or reduce the anxiety or distress, however, the behaviors or mental actions are not linked in an accurate way in what they are supposed to counteract or avoid.
Bipolar disorder, Depression, Multiple personality disorder: all extremely severe and life changing mental illnesses that require therapy and medical attention for sufferers to be a working part in society. A person suffering from these disorders is typically forced to jump through several hoops before being accepted by friends, family, and the community around him or her. Some patients can even go years, possibly decades without being diagnosed with their disorder. Once diagnosed, many patients are unable to accept that they are sick and will sometimes struggle before accepting their new reality. For this simple reason I believe that mental illnesses such as those I listed above need to be more commonly known
People overlook and ignore mental disorders due to the skepticism of the severity of the disorders. Some people do not believe that disorders exist. An example, people who want out of certain situations or an excuse to not do something will use the word, anxiety, as an excuse. Parents who have kids that lack the knowledge of how to stay still and how to focus will use the term, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as an excuse, while the parents simply need to teach their kids in a harsher way so they understand. Depression allows for people who are lazy to have an excuse. However, doctors have proven mental disorders, and if left untreated, suicide or crime could be an outcome.
Schizophrenia is a mental condition that affects about 1% of the world’s population. It is caused by structural anomalies in the brain that prohibit the neurons from communicating normally. Genetics and environmental factors have also been shown to have a role in these structural abnormalities as the brain is developing. There are a wide range of symptoms including delusions, hallucinations like hearing voices that aren’t there, and diminished joy in life.
The sole subject of this psychological case study is a 38-year-old man referred to by the initials DB that underwent psychological evaluation and treatment while serving the last two years of a 14-year prison sentence for crimes relating to “arson, animal cruelty, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon” (Whitacre, 2018, p. 1). The subject’s criminal convictions, however, were preceded by a long history of substance abuse, violence, and aggression towards others and his inability to accept responsibility for his behavior only further complicated interpersonal relationships with everyone he came in contact within different social facets of life. At the onset of this case the study, for example, the subject was referred to the reporting therapist
If I were forced to have a personality disorder I would pick brief psychotic disorder. Brief psychotic disorder is described as “…a sudden onset of delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, and/or disorganized behavior.” (Nolen-Hoeksema, 2013) The sudden onset of symptoms is said to come about from experiencing a traumatic event. This event could take the form of: losing a loved one, an accident, a natural disaster and even in some cases it can be genetic.