Mental Health Disorders L Dewing

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  • You may work with the following mental health problems as a caregiver.
  • Mental Health Disorders L Dewing

    1. 1. Mental Health Disorders <ul><ul><li>Anxiety Disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mood Disorders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schizophrenia </li></ul></ul>
    2. 2. Anxiety Disorders
    3. 3. Most common 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>
    4. 4. Schizophrenia <ul><li>Symptoms include: </li></ul><ul><li>delusions </li></ul><ul><li>hallucinations </li></ul><ul><li>paranoia </li></ul><ul><li>psychosis </li></ul>
    5. 5. Schizophrenia Medications <ul><li>Tools to work with these individuals: </li></ul><ul><li>distraction </li></ul><ul><li>humor </li></ul><ul><li>reassurance </li></ul><ul><li>not challenging their reality </li></ul>
    6. 6. Mood Disorders <ul><li>Depressive </li></ul><ul><li>hopelessness </li></ul><ul><li>loss of interest in life </li></ul><ul><li>decreased energy </li></ul><ul><li>suicidal thoughts or actions </li></ul><ul><li>Manic </li></ul><ul><li>high energy </li></ul><ul><li>racing thoughts </li></ul>

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