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Caregiver Schoenherr
Caregiver Schoenherr
Caregiver Schoenherr
Caregiver Schoenherr
Caregiver Schoenherr
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Caregiver Schoenherr
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  • 1. CAREGIVING May Mean Working With More Than the Elderly
  • 2. Other Mental Health Problems <ul><li>You may be working with people with the following mental health problems. </li></ul>
  • 3. Other Mental Health Problems <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>Symptoms <ul><li>Any of these disorders may make it impossible for the person to live a normal, productive life. </li></ul>
  • 4. Other Mental Health Problems <ul><li>All of us experience anxiety from time to time. A person with an anxiety disorder will have such a high level of anxiety that coping with life’s challenges may be too difficult for the person. </li></ul><ul><li>He may use a variety of coping mechanisms, some of which might be harmful to the person or to others. </li></ul>Anxiety Disorders
  • 5. Other Mental Health Problems <ul><li>Delusions </li></ul><ul><li>Hallucinations </li></ul><ul><li>Paranoia </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosis </li></ul>Symptoms <ul><li>This is a severe, chronic and disabling mental health disorder. It typically begins in the late teens to the 20s or 30s. </li></ul>
  • 6. Other Mental Health Problems <ul><li>Individuals with schizophrenia may work and be independent while taking appropriate medication. </li></ul><ul><li>Medications have side effects that can be unpleasant causing many with this disorder to discontinue their medication and their symptoms to reoccur. </li></ul><ul><li>As they age, individuals with schizophrenia may look a lot like a person with Alzheimer’s disease. Many of the same tools work with these individuals: </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>Schizophrenia
  • 7. Other Mental Health Problems 3. Mood Disorders <ul><li>Bi-polar disorder (what we used to call manic-depressive disorder) </li></ul><ul><li>Serious depression. </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals with bi-polar disorder may be mostly manic or mostly depressive. </li></ul>Symptoms
  • 8. Other Mental Health Problems <ul><li>Mostly manic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Racing thoughts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irritability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restless </li></ul></ul>Mood Disorders <ul><li>Mostly depressive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hopelessness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loss of interest in life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decreased energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suicidal thoughts or actions </li></ul></ul>Individuals with bi-polar disorder may be mostly manic or mostly depressive.
  • 9. Other Mental Health Problems 1. Panic disorder 2. Phobias 3. Obsessive- compulsive disorder 4. Post-traumatic stress disorder A person with an anxiety disorder will have such a high level of anxiety that coping with life’s challenges may be too difficult for the person. Symptoms Individuals with schizophrenia may work and be independent while taking appropriate medication. Serious depression occurs in many adults, including older adults. It can frequently be very successfully treated with medication. <ul><li>Bi-polar disorder (what we used to call manic-depressive disorder) </li></ul><ul><li>Serious depression </li></ul>Symptoms <ul><li>Delusions </li></ul><ul><li>Hallucinations </li></ul><ul><li>Paranoia </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosis </li></ul>Symptoms

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