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  1. 1. Caring for people with Mental Health Disorders
  2. 2. Mental Health Disorders <ul><li>Anxiety Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Schizophrenia </li></ul><ul><li>Mood Disorders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bipolar Disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depression </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Anxiety Disorders <ul><li>High level of anxiety makes it difficult to cope </li></ul><ul><li>Coping mechanisms might be harmful </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Anxiety Disorders <ul><li>Panic disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Phobias </li></ul><ul><li>Obsessive-compulsive disorder </li></ul><ul><li>Post-traumatic stress disorder </li></ul>All of these disorders make it hard to live a normal, productive life
  5. 5. Schizophrenia
  6. 6. Schizophrenia <ul><li>What? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Severe, chronic, disabling mental health disorder </li></ul></ul><ul><li>When? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Manifests in late teens to the 20s and 30s </li></ul></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Delusions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hallucinations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paranoia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychosis </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Medications can help individuals work and be independent. Unpleasant side effects may result in discontinued use </li></ul>
  7. 7. What works… <ul><li>Similarities to Alzheimer’s </li></ul><ul><li>Same tools work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distraction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reassurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not challenging their reality </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Mood Disorders
  9. 9. Mood Disorders Bi-polar disorder Depression Occurs in many adults, including older adults Frequently treated successfully with medication Hopelessness Loss of interest in life Decreased energy Suicidal thoughts or actions High energy Racing thoughts Irritability Restlessness Depressive Manic

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