Adolescent suicide is a national problem. The risk factors for suicidalbehaviors are numerous and include mental disorders, poor peer relationships, and family dysfunction. Adolescent depression is the primary factor leading to suicide. Suicide is devastating to the family...
the state hospital era - 1900-1960
were different from asuylms in that patients were not chained.
patients were staffed by nurses and doctors.
some of the wards were open, they contained patients who were safe who could walk the grounds. the hospitals were located far away from all...
Various organic disorders and chronic illnesses produce mild, moderate, or severe depression. Among these are metabolic and endocrine disorders,such as hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and diabetes; infectious diseases, such as influenza, hepatitis, and encephalitis; degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's...
Assessment of psychiatric patients in the emergency setting.
– Principles of psychiatric emergencies psychopharmacology.
– Legal aspect in psychiatric emergencies.
– Common Presenting Psychiatric Emergencies Problems.
Daytona State College
Directions: Please assess your client and place an X in the appropriate box to represent level of severity of each symptom.
Patient Initials | EM | Physician | Dr. Singh | Date | 08/07/2013 |
| Not Present | Very Mild | Mild | Moderate | Moderately Severe | Severe | Extremely...
Depression is invading people’s lives all over the world. Just until recent years, the diagnosis of depression did not exist, and treatment was not possible because depression was not considered an illness, simply something demonic. Researchers have paved a hefty path towards the discovery of depression...
Borderline personality disorder,
bipolar disorder, depression,
attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder,
and narcissistic personality disorder:
Practical differential diagnosis
Otto F. Kernberg, MD
Frank E. Yeomans, MD
The challenge of accurate diagnosis remains at the heart of good
“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.” This quote came from a Chinese philosopher named Confucius who lived some 500 years or so before Christ was born. This encouraging quote is easily directed at someone suffering...
SSRI stands for Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. These medications are in a class of drugs called antidepressants. Antidepressants first started being heavily marketed in the 1980’s and 1990’s to adults for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Studies done during this time showed that SSRI’s...
the organic cation transporter, OCT2. Pharmacokinetics In Special Patient Populations There are no clinically meaningful differences in varenicline pharmacokinetics due to age, race, gender, smoking status, or use of concomitant medications, as demonstrated in specific pharmacokinetic studies and in population...
recognized some symptoms of mania and depression, and felt they could be linked to each other. Aretaeus’s findings went unnoticed and unsubstantiated until 1650, when a scientist named Richard Burton wrote a book, The Anatomy of Melancholia, which focused specifically on depression. His findings are still used...
that is associated with present distress or disability or
with a significantly increased risk of suffering death,
pain, disability, or an important loss of freedom”.
Deviant behavior does not necessarily indicate a mental
Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders
managers, nurse leaders, educators, patient advocates, administrators.
3. What are the American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Clinical Gerontological Nursing Care?
A. Standard I: Assessment.
a. The gerontological nurse collects patient health data.
a mental illness, most commonly depression or an alcohol problem.
In many cases, suicide is also linked to feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness.
Vulnerability to suicide
Many experts believe a number of things determine how vulnerable a person is to suicidal thinking and behaviour. These include:
DISORDER IS DIAGNOSED 6
WHO IS AFFECTED BY BIPOLAR DISORDER 7
SYMPTOMS & ILLNESSESS ASSOCIATED WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER 8
WORKS CITED 17
“BACKGROUND PAPER ON BIPOLAR DISORDER”
depressed mood or loss of interest or pleasure in nearly all activities, present for at least 2 weeks. Findings and behaviors associated with MDD are disruption of sleep, suicidalideation, feelings of worthlessness and hopelessness, and fatigue and loss of energy. MDD is also associated with a high impairment...
tests can't answer (or else they don't ask any question at all).
Use this section to briefly introduce the patient and the problem. Begin with a concise "demographic picture" of the patient. (e.g., This is the third inpatient admission for this 32 year old, single, white female who has 13 years of...
mania and depression are present at the same time. In some cases, extreme mania can lead to hallucinations and delusions, and extreme depression can lead to suicidal thoughts.
Bipolar Disorder 3
Bipolar Disorder is a complex psychiatric condition, formally referred to as Manic Depression. Within...