Most studies suggest that for major mental health disorders, a treatment approach involving both drugs and psychotherapy is more effective than either treatment method used alone.1,4 Combined treatments is relatively common, but because of biases in the fields of medicine and psychology that champion one form over another, many clinicians are not fully informed about the use of both modalities.5 In general, health care providers and patients should consider that most mental health disorders can effectively be tackled by means of both pharmacological intervention and psychological therapies.6,7,8 The decision to prescribe a psychotropic agent never implies that psychological therapies are not indicated. Consequently, health care providers should not passively consider
Depression is a symptom of a clear reluctance, lack of will and ability of man to get himself. The will of life is the energy that helps throughout a lifetime, the power that drives everything and everyone. No motivation and no desire for anything engine. Person who is in a state of depression, as he lost his motivation and energy to function in daily life in general. Such a reluctance may be due to many different reasons a person's various levels. Depression is characterized by a number of common symptoms, feelings of sadness, or feeling down in the dumps. It can leave you feeling continuously, like having the joy of life ripped away from you. To understand the on goings in the mind of the depressed and to find the source of the issue to resolve what are the of depression is problematic. Depression is a growing issue, while
For antipsychotics such as Thorazine, major risks to the patient include dependence and withdrawal (Correll, 2013). Therefore, I would ensure that patients take the right dosage of the drug promptly. Additionally, I would ensure that the drugs are administered by a medical practitioner who is licensed. An advantageous factor for antipsychotics is that they are not highly addictive. Also, I would influence the integration of cognitive therapy to prevent relapse and dependence. I would focus my education on all ages, while considering adults above 25 years of age who form the largest percentage of
There are so many different kinds of medications used to treat patients, but the most common ones that psychiatric assistants prescribe exist as antipsychotic and antidepressants. Antidepressants usually relate to a substance that treats mood disorders. Antipsychotic medications usually are taken daily in pills or liquid form. However, some may get injected, which means their only given once or twice a month. The biggest mental disorder that antipsychotic are prescribed for has occurred in patients with schizophrenia. “Schizophrenia is a psychosis characterized by delusions, hallucinations, apathy, and a “split” between thought and emotion.” (Coon & Mitterer 487) “Patients with this disorder tend to have withdrawal from contact with other, a loss of interest in external activities, a breakdown of personal habits, and an inability to deal with daily events.” (486) “Also, it is hard for patients with schizophrenia to focus on one item of information at a time.” (486) Four major types of schizophrenia consist of catatonic, disorganized, paranoid, and undifferentiated. The first type, catatonic, involves disturbances in a person’s movement. Patients with this disorder type tend to just sit there and they do not talk or move. They show no emotion. “The second type, disorganized, or known as “hebephrenic schizophrenia”, patients experience bizarre thinking and flat or grossly inappropriate emotions.” (487) “Typically, this type of schizophrenia develops in adolescence or young adulthood.” (487) “The third type, paranoid, is marked by a preoccupation with delusions or by frequent auditory hallucinations related to a single theme, especially grandeur or persecution.” (488) “Patients think that God, the government, or “cosmic rays from space” are controlling their minds or trying to poison them.” (488) “According to the largest study ever
There are numerous different types of medications that you can take with schizophrenia. There was “a 4-week of placebo-controlled trial in hospitalized patients with acute Schizophrenia.” “Risperidone was used as an active control in this study.” There are physiological treatments that include cognitive behavior therapy, family therapy and one-on-one therapy that contribute to help manage the schizophrenia. Anti-psychotic medicines are called “atypical”, it helps to contribute to improve and maintain symptoms. You can get them as injections, liquid form and also pills. You have to participate in a maintenance plan that helps to manage and prevent acute episodes from coming back
I learnt that using anti-psychotics is just a component of a holistic approach to a patient with psychotic illness and that care should also include psychological treatments
Medication is the major treatment; the drugs are used to keep the patient’s illness under control, although this can have its down sides. There is no way a doctor can be sure a medication will be the correct one for a certain patient. This means the medications must be experimented or played with until the right drug and dosage is found. If the wrong medication was to be administered side, effects such as dry mouth, drowsiness,
health professional Some residential treatment facilities offer longer-term strategies to those in treatment, teaching things such as life skills, conflict management, stress management skills, and other tactics for coping with psychosis. Therapy for Psychosis Therapy for psychosis often works best when combined with medication, although this is not always
Psychotherapy under REBT uses the ABC model. A is the Activating event, such as getting rejected; B is the belief about the event, which is irrational in these cases, such as, “this man doesn’t love me so I must be unlovable;” C is the Consequence of the belief, which would be neuroticism.While A, B, and C typically occur in this order, they are rearrangeable and have the capability to influence each other.. Human beings have fundamental Goals, G, based around achieving pleasure and avoiding pain. B is primarily based on if A facilitates or inhibits G, which leads to healthy or unhealthy consequences, C. When B is irrational, iB, and high unrealistic, D and E are applied, in which the belief is Disputed until the patient gains an Effective new philosophy. Disputing is done by proving there is no substantial evidence to support the irrational beliefs, helping them emotionally, or behaviorally by having them act out the disturbance until they see it only as an inconvenience.
I believe that the art of psychotherapy is more important than empirically validated treatments (EVT). I feel that the art of psychotherapy lies in the common factors, which include the therapeutic relationship, client and therapist factors (e.g., personality), helping clients deal with problems, and hope or expectancy factors (Reisner, 2005). Although I do believe that empirically validated treatments may enhance the therapeutic process, the treatments themselves are by no means the most important or fundamental aspects of therapy. There appears, at least to me, to be much more of an art involved in developing the relationship with the client and understanding the client’s perspective. It takes art and skill of a therapist to examine,
A third treatment alternative is drug. A therapist can't recommend pharmaceutical. they should allude their patient to a therapist who will then decide the suitable medicine for the patient's
DISSEMINATED GERMINOMAS The Therapeutic Challenge INTRODUCTION The prospect of tumours in the paediatric population is heart wrenching for parents and caregivers alike. The instinctive need for humans to care and protect their offspring leads to emotions of despair, anguish and hopelessness. Neurosurgeons are familiar with these emotions, as brain tumours represent
Psychiatry and psychology work together in treating and diagnosing mental disorders. Mental illness’ include abnormalities in the emotional, mental, and behavioral areas of an individual’s life. Mental disorders are diagnosed by the outlined criteria, in approved diagnostic manuals. The management of mental health disorders involves a combination therapy of drugs and psychotherapy such as electroconvulsive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy as well as others, depending on the disease. The treatment can be outpatient or inpatient depending on the disease severity. Some patients or their family may question the effect of the treatment they receive, like medicine, because of the constant change of therapy plans and modifications in prescription. Although some treatments have been questioned on their effectiveness, psychotherapy has a positive outcome in patients.
My preferred theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). The main assumption of CBT is that events and situations in life do not cause emotional problems (e.g., guilt or depression); rather problems are a by-product irrational beliefs and perceptions about the situations (Corey, 2009). The goals of CBT focus on correcting the client’s automatic and self-defeating thoughts, which should ultimately help them to develop a more adaptive philosophy of life (Corey, 2009). CBT focuses on putting insight into action, so by creating insight and changing thoughts the client should be able to understand and modify their behaviors and emotions. I like that this approach focuses on challenging and changing the client’s cognitive
The differences between the pharmaceutical and the therapeutic way of treating patients with schizophrenia have different effects on the patient and they deserve to be revised.