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Biopsychosocial model
A person's mental health can be challenged by biological, environmental stressors, psychological pressure, interpersonal tension, coping strategies, and resilience.
Mental health
A state of successful performance of mental function, resulting in productive activities, fulfilling relationships with others, and the ablility to adapt to change and cope with adversity
Mental illness
The term that refers collectively to all diagnosable mental disorders. Mental do are health conditions that are characterized by alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior (or a comb.) associated w/ distress and/or impaired functioning
PACT
Program for assertive community tx; 24 hr. help for those w/ severe mental illness
General Adaptation Model
(Selye) Relationship b/w illness and stressful events-but questions about general vs. specific responses persist
Stress diathesis
(Stress model) Genetic combinations/predisposition combined w/ environmental factors
Neuroplasticity
Theory that over time, the brain can be changed w/ use of medication->don't need meds anymore (takes time)
Genetic aspects of schizophrenia
Imbalance of DOPAMINE or defects in dop receptor systems, size of brain ventricles, PET scans (less in prefrontal cortex)
Sympathy
feeling for a pt. from the point of view of your experience
Empathy
Feeling an appreciation and awareness of the pt.'s point of view, understanding the point of view of the pt.
Antipathy
I don't care
Apathy
No feelings
IPR
"interpersonal process recording" <10 minutes, short conversation getting pt. to focus on situation (why here, what caused it, what said in group, etc...), follow up on pt. and situation
Catharsis
Allowing person to verbalize what's going on. "release" for pt.
Counter-transferance
Something about pt. stirs up feelings w/in healthcare employee