Essay on Chronically Mentally Ill

735 Words Nov 30th, 2009 3 Pages
Running Header: Chronically Mentally Ill Chronically Mentally Illness Caprice M. Barris University of Phoenix BSHS 302 Dina Francisco October 26, 2009 Severely Mentally Ill – Indivuals suffering from schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, severe and recurrent depression plus several others. There are many different types of mental illness some of these illnesses are depression, schizophrenia , bi-polar, dementia. Signs and symptoms can differ from person to person depending on their age, the type of disorder they have to how they behave ( Health Article Mental Illness). History Mental illness dates back to early history when it was thought of as being possessed by demons (Porter 2002). Even through the …show more content…
Also your genes can play a big part if someone within your family has suffered from depression or some other form of illness ( Health Article Mental Illness). The environment you are brought up in can also play a factor. Some of the risk factors are biological relatives, stressful situations in life, medical issues, child abuse. Due to experience when mental illness goes untreated it can get worse, that’s why its very important to seek treatment right away, if not you are unable to be productive in your everyday life not to mention possible suicide thoughts or thoughts of hurting others. When you seek treatment be sure to tell your doctor everything about how you are feeling whether you feel it’s relavent or not that way you are sure to get the proper treatment. Intervention Strategies There are many different types of intervention which depends on the type of treatment you may need for ones specific illness. Cognitive Behavorial Therapy focuses on the pattern of thinking and the beliefs that bring on such thinking (Nami.org). CBT has been useful in the place of antidepressants for some preventing having a relapse. For example if you have a fear, some form of anxiety or panic disorder this type of therapy helps you to face your fears and conquer them. You learn to recognize what triggers your fears and be able to face problem head on (Nami.org). I had a

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