Reflection Paper On Schizophrenia And Bi Polar Disorder

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Reflection Paper on Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar Disorder
Guest Speaker Overview I was highly interested in the topic of schizophrenia that the guest speaker gave her presentation on during our, The Helping Profession in Health Care Settings class. Debra Wuichet is a License Clinical Social Worker and is the Director of Social Services at the North Mississippi State Hospital. As the Director of the State Hospital her duties consist of intake assessments and exit planning for the patients. I have had some knowledge of the information presented by the guest speaker given on both topics. I have been interested in schizophrenia since my granddaughter’s physician discussed the notion that she may have schizophrenia. Schizophrenia and Bi-Polar Disorder, both run in her father’s side of the family. One of her Uncle has Schizophrenia and another has Bi-Polar Disorder. I have tried to educate myself on the both of these subjects in order to be aware of any changes in her behavior. The child has been diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder and attention deficit disorder and is on medication for both disorders. Debra Wuichet explained how the State Hospital operates and how and why individuals with mental disorders end up at the State Hospital. Although Schizophrenia is the leading disorder that is assessed at the State Hospital in addition to other mental disorders. The hospital is an acute care and the usual length of stay is two to three weeks for individuals dealing with a

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