Mental Health Disorders

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  • Mental Health Disorders

    1. 1. Mental Health Disorders
    2. 2. While most caregivers will work with elderly or aging adults, some will work with other populations that also need assistance.
    3. 3. You may work with people with mental health problems.
    4. 4. You may work with the following mental health problems as a caregiver: Anxiety Disorders Schizophrenia Mood Disorders Anxiety Disorders Schizophrenia Mood Disorders
    5. 5. A person with an anxiety disorder may not be able to cope with life’s challenges. Anxiety Disorders Anxiety Disorders Schizophrenia Mood Disorders
    6. 6. <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>Anxiety Disorders Four most common forms: Anxiety Disorders Schizophrenia Mood Disorders
    7. 7. Schizophrenia is a severe, chronic and disabling mental health disorder. Schizophrenia <ul><li>Symptoms of this disorder include: </li></ul><ul><li>Delusions </li></ul><ul><li>Hallucinations </li></ul><ul><li>Paranoia </li></ul><ul><li>Psychosis </li></ul>Anxiety Disorders Schizophrenia Mood Disorders
    8. 8. Individuals with schizophrenia may work and be independent while taking appropriate medication. Schizophrenia Medications have side effects that can be unpleasant however, causing many with this disorder to discontinue their medication, and their symptoms to reoccur. Anxiety Disorders Schizophrenia Mood Disorders

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