Symptoms And Treatment Of Depression

1468 WordsMay 7, 20176 Pages
Management of Care Depression is one of the major causes of disabilities and it can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race, or culture. People who suffer from depression are a higher risk for suicide, and that is magnified if there is any family history of suicide, or other history of disorders like anxiety or panic attacks. Other conditions that can be attributed to a poor prognosis for a person who is depressed is history of substance abuse, low self-esteem, someone who is chronically ill or simply someone who doesn’t have good moral support. The care for these type of clients is very important and each client will be treated according to the phase of the disease that they are in. For example, in the acute phase, the patient has…show more content…
Also give the patient enough time to gather their thoughts, don’t expect an answer right away, the patient might be experience a delay in thought process thus causing a delayed response time. Abuse/Neglect Nurses need to be ready and prepared to deal with many different issues, one of them being violence. There are many different types of violence and consequences that come with these. Violence can come from anywhere and can be directed to anyone. It can be man-made or caused by a natural disaster, the common factor is that any type of violence can cause damage to a person’s mental health. Violence is prevalent among people who suffer from mental illness and is intensified if that person, is homeless, poor, or has a subsequent disorder present. And a person who is mentally ill is also more likely to harm a complete stranger. Many different factors influence the nurses decision on how to assess a patient who is violent or has been a victim of violence. Nurses need to look at culture, gender, and age when interacting with a client and determining the appropriateness of the interaction and validity of the client’s statements. The most common group where a nurse will see violence is within the family group. It can occur against the kids, an partner, or a vulnerable member of the family, for example; someone with a disability or a very young child. Once the violence starts
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