Locked-in syndrome

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  • Locked In Syndrome

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    Introduction: Locked-in syndrome (LIS) presents in a patient as someone who is conscious but cannot move or communicate verbally. This is caused by the complete paralysis of almost all voluntary muscles in the body except for the eyes. Total locked-in syndrome is similar to locked-in syndrome except the eyes are paralyzed in addition to all other voluntary muscles. Although locked-in syndrome is associated with quadriplegia and aphasia, some individuals who are afflicted are able to communicate through

  • Essay On Locked In Syndrome

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    Many doctors over the years have stated that people with Locked-in syndrome live an “unhappy” life. This misconception has led to studies showing many people with Locked-in syndrome live a life where their goals are obtainable with supportive treatments. This unique disease has many causes. This syndrome also has symptoms which are startling. There are supportive treatments, but no cures. Locked-in syndrome is an unusual neurological disease, and it is important to understand its triggering causes

  • Compare And Contrast The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

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    resulted in locked in syndrome. He was then able to “write” a book, but he had a nurse write it while he used a tactic of blinking for which letter to use. Sadly, he died in 1997 and a movie was made after his popular memoir The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. Mathieu Amalric, who was able to capture the essence of who Bauby was post stroke made the movie exceptional, but not whole. After experiencing both forms of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, I feel like the book version portrayed the locked in syndrome

  • The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

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    1. How do stroke survivors (or others with a chronic illness) and health care providers remain hopeful and “realistic”? What values are involved in maintaining hope while being realistic? I believe the way individuals who suffer from chronic illness or are recovering from incidences, remain hopeful and realistic by utilizing their support system, understanding that progress cannot occur overnight, and by reveling in the small accomplishments which are motivating. In the book, The Diving Bell and

  • Description Of The Disorder. What If You Were Physically

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    Description of the Disorder What if you were physically paralyzed, conscious, and unable to communicate? You would feel locked-in, trapped in your body, constantly searching for a way to communicate with the outside world. Locked-in Syndrome is a rare condition in which a patient is unable to produce any form of movement or verbal communication. An individual with Locked-in Syndrome (LIS) is affected by tetraplegia, which is the partial or complete paralysis of the limbs in the human body (Villines

  • Diving Bell And The Butterfly Reflection

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    greatest adversity, locked in syndrome. Bauby (1997) described this condition as being, “Paralyzed from head to toe, the patient, his mind intact, is imprisoned inside his own body, unable to speak or move” (p.3). It could have been very easy for Bauby to give up or see no point in living, take pity on the things that he was no longer capable of doing. Instead, he chose to learn to live with his new onset condition of locked in syndrome, focusing on what he could do. He relates this syndrome to a diving

  • Comparing The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

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    questions; to him everything seems normal. After a while, he discovers that the conversations and responses he has been providing to the doctors remain in his head. It was explained to him that he is completely paralyzed and is diagnosed with Locked in Syndrome; this syndrome means that he is essentially stuck in his own body. His cognitive functioning remains as it was before the accident, but he cannot move anything but his eyes. Although

  • The Diving Bell And The Butterfly

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    Schnabel, and Still Alice (2015) by directors Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, mental disorders are given life through the cinema. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is a true story of a patient, affectionately called Jean-Do, who has “locked-in syndrome” that paralyzes almost his whole body except his left eye. Despite this major disability, he manages to write a book while he is hospitalized. In Still Alice, Professor Alice Howland, is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Early

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (PMS)

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    Society first dismissed or judged various ailments, only to later recognize the ailments as legitimate. People now recognize premenstrual syndrome (PMS)—once considered female hypochondria—as a legitimate, treatable hormonal condition. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS, first emerged in the early 1980s in the male homosexual community. Because of the disease's early association with a lifestyle many people considered immoral, society granted those who acquired the disease little to no sympathy

  • Analysis Of The Secret Language Of Sisters By Luanne Sisters

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    she was still fine, but the moment she set eyes on Tilly, she fell unconscious and promptly had a seizure. This seizure caused a stroke, which put Roo into a coma. But really, Roo was completely awake, and paralyzed from head to toe, she had locked in syndrome. This condition is when a person is fully awake and alert, but is paralyzed, so they look as if they are in a coma. Multiple weeks after the accident, Tilly finally begins to realize that Roo is awake. This is because Roo gains back control

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