Schizoaffective disorder (abbreviated as SZA or SAD) is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal thought processes and deregulated emotions. The diagnosis is made when the patient has features of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder, either bipolar disorder or depression, but does not strictly meet diagnostic criteria for either alone. The bipolar type is distinguished by symptoms of mania, hypomania, or mixed episode; the depressive type by symptoms of depression only. Common symptoms of
Schizoaffective disorder, often abbreviated as SZA or SAD, is a mental disorder portrayed by unusual thought processes and emotions and is defined by mood disorder-free psychosis in the context of a long-term psychotic and mood disorder (Schizoaffective Disorder, 2014b). The diagnosis is made when the individual has characteristics of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder, either bipolar disorder or depression, but does not meet diagnostic criteria for either alone (Schizoaffective Disorder, 2015d).
1. What symptoms might Stan express given that he is Bi-polar and what are the benefits/side effects of his current medication? Per Stan explanation, he experienced the following symptoms and emotions from his bipolar diagnosis; anxiety, feeling alone, scared, isolated, and hopeless, feeling great about himself and then getting depressed. Stan also have a drinking problem that may contribute to mood changes. General phobias of certain peoples, social events and places. Stan grew up in a dysfunction
that his employer for 25 years has been having financial difficulty, and he will likely lose his job and pension plan. He says he has had difficulty with anxiety throughout his life and has taken nerve medication in the past. Mental Status Adam is dressed appropriately and oriented to time, place, and circumstance. He reports a history of anxiety symptoms. He also states that his mother had panic attacks when he was growing up, and there were times it was so severe she could not leave the house.
Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and How it Effects Learning Learning can be affected by many things that occur throughout a student’s education career. Therefore, has anyone ever thought of how a student’s mental well-being could affect their learning process? The fact is, approximately 4-6% of youth nationwide will be diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) upon meeting the specific criteria due to experiencing a traumatic event that includes symptoms such as reduced concentration
Some of the major categories of disorder include the following: • Anxiety Disorders • Disruptive, Impulse-Control, and Conduct Disorders • Dissociative Disorders • Feeding and Eating Disorders • Mood Disorders • Neurocognitive Disorders • Neurodevelopmental Disorders • Personality Disorders • Sleep-Wake Disorders • Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders • Substance-Related and Addictive Disorders • Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders Mood Disorders Mood disorders consist of a widespread range of
Case Study Marci Key Issues A. The case of Marci a 22-year-old female college student has several significant psychological, biological, social, and spiritual issues. The most significant issue being Alcohol Use Disorder of which Marci meets four criteria in the DSM-5. Although Marci drinks four or more alcoholic beverages three to four times a week, and binges on weekends she is in the pre-contemplation stage of change. The case study does not mention the length of her alcohol use, although her
Cushing’s disease or substance induced bipolar. Causes The cause of Bipolar depression is not fully known, but it is thought that there is a hereditary link. There may also be an imbalance between neurotransmitters in the brain that cause a change in mood. The adolescent years are usually when the first bipolar episode appears, often times the early symptoms are missed, ignored or misdiagnosed completely. Risk Factors • Having immediate family members with the disorder. • Experiencing moments
Dual diagnosis In mental health and substance abuse, we must understand which problem is first. When working with individuals who are experiencing substance abuse problems to counteract the effects of a mental illness will attempt to treat themselves, instead of seeking out proper medical care. Dual diagnosis is a term used to define the client who experiences a mental illness and a substance abuse problem at the same time (NAMI, 2015). Since dual diagnosis covers broad categories the illness may
Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders and Methods of Treatment Fear is an emotion that everyone experiences from time to time throughout his or her life. Fear is part of a biological response to danger. This emotion was programmed into each human being eons ago through evolution to alert us to the presence of danger by releasing adrenaline into our bloodstream therefore causing heart palpitations, sweating, tremors, chest pain, and nausea or abdominal distress among other symptoms induced by adrenaline