Modern Medicine, Traditional Medicine And Complementary And / Or Alternative Medicine

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`Mental health has three types of treatments. Western Scientific Medicine, Traditional Medicine and Complementary and/or Alternative Medicine.

Western Scientific Medicine
Definition: A system in which medical doctors and other healthcare professionals (such as nurses, pharmacists, and therapists) treat symptoms and diseases using drugs, radiation, or surgery. Also allopathic medicine, biomedicine, conventional medicine, mainstream medicine, and orthodox medicine.

Traditional Medicine
Definition: The sum total of knowledge, skills and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnoses, improvement
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Some people hear reassuring, neutral voices.
Delusions - these are false beliefs that aren’t based in reality.
Disorganized thinking (speech) – disorganized thinking is inferred from disorganized speech. Effective communication can be impaired, and answers to questions may be partially or completely unrelated. Rarely, speech may include putting together meaningless words that can’t be understood, sometimes known as salad.
Extremely disorganized or abnormal motor behavior – this may show in a number of ways, from childlike silliness to unpredictable agitation. Behavior isn’t focused on a goal, so it’s hard to do tasks. Behavior can include resistance to instructions, inappropriate or bizarre posture, complete lack of response, or useless and excessive movement.
Negative symptoms – this refers to reduce or lack of ability to function normally e.g. the person may neglect personal hygiene or appear to lack emotion (doesn’t make eye contact, doesn’t change facial expressions or speaks monotone). Also, the person may have lost interests in everyday activities. Socially withdraw or lack the ability to experience pleasure.

Symptoms in Teens
Teens will:
- Withdraw themselves from friends and family
- Have a dropped performance in schooling
- Be in an irritated or depressed mood
- Have lack of motivation
Compared with schizophrenia symptoms in adults, teens may be:
- Less likely to have delusions

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