People View Patients With Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder ( Adhd )

1862 WordsOct 29, 20158 Pages
People view patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and schizophrenia as incapable of working with others due to their quirks like short attention spans or loss of attention. Mental disorders affect young adults greatly since around that time they need to create friendships and learn to interact with others. A patient with ADHD tends to lose focus during an easy conversation. They might find something else that seems interesting like a turned on television instead of the conversation itself. If a patient is further isolated by peers, this behavior will worsen due to the lack of communication and lead to individual activities like watching television for hours. However, if the patient was in control of his or her focus, close peers would assist in improving that with frequent discussion and group activities. Next, a patient with schizophrenia experiences hallucinations that at times could endanger the people nearby with chases of imaginary objects or sounds. Making the patient feel separated from peers increases the hallucinations and imaginary sounds enough to appear real and cause more paranoia. Yet, having a regular conversation with the patient and helping to explain what is and isn’t real will reduce these hallucinations. A study in Greece “showed that while 14% of the sample were identified as suffering from specific mental illness… only 13.6 per 1,000 (1.36%) reported having visited a mental health professional the year before the study” (Madianos
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