Grief And Mourning Case Study

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Grief and Mourning Depression and suicidality in clients who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia is common. Often, the depression associated with schizophrenia causes an individual to withdraw socially and to disengage from services (Wittman and Keshavan, 2007). In research by Kim, Jayathilake and Meltzer (2003) it was discovered that one of the major contributors to depression and suicidality is hopelessness. Following that were substance abuse, insight into the individual’s illness, and higher cognitive functioning (Kim, Jayathilake and Meltzer, 2003). When a clinician is dealing with someone who has been invaded by a serious mental illness, the clinician must intervene accurately and sensitively (Wittman and Keshavan, 2007). A safety …show more content…
Additionally, the relationship between grief and mourning and the necessity of addressing this needs to be understood. Throughout this paper, this writer will discuss this relationship, as well as how a client’s religious or spiritual beliefs can play a role, and what treatment options are available.
The Relationship As previously mentioned in this paper, there is a connection between the grief and mourning that a client with schizophrenia feels. Wittman and Keshavan (2007) believe that grief and mourning are not only an occasional reaction to receiving the diagnosis of schizophrenia, but are a necessary and required part of coming to terms with his or her illness and work through the grieving process. Through doing so, the client can mourn the life and identity that he or she had, and start to develop a
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For example, in Jeffery’s case study in the article of Grief and Mourning in Schizophrenia, Jeffery’s recovery from psychosis allowed him to seek out his long desired spiritual guidance. Jeffery looked at the loss that came from his illness as a gift and believe that God used his illness in His plan to make Jeffery a better person. Grover, Davuluri, and Chakrabarti (2014) states that there is evidence that religious and spirituality for some individuals instills a meaning, hope, and purpose in his or her life. Grover and colleges also communicate that it can induce spiritual despair at times as well due to feeling like they have sinned or committed some harsh act (Grover, Davuluri, and Chakrabarti, 2014). It is important for a clinican to know that religious and spiritual beliefs can play a positive or negative role in a client’s treatment, and therefore it should be individually explored and discussed with the

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