Strengths And Weaknesses Of Mental Health Essay

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This essay will consider the uniqueness in strengths and weaknesses of different individuals, Biological, Psychological, and Social circumstances, impacting upon their mental health. It is known that many contributory factors relate to the onset of mental illness, ranging from biological, psychological, and social causes. The claim that every individual is unique is reflected through formulations of treatment and care approaches for the individual’s unique issue. All of life’s problems, whether the myriad of addictions, depression, dementia, emotional trauma and a variety of other mental health conditions all require carefully planned treatment and care, specifically designed for the individuals’ needs and consequent recovery. ***
An important model that considers the Biological, Social and Psychological factors affecting an individual’s mental health and well-being is Engels biopsychosocial model (Engel, 20???)**Engel’s biopsychosocial theory suggests biological, psychological and
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I.e. an OCD sufferer may fear exposure therapy, however would readily take Prozac. The Personal Centred Care approach (Kitwood, 19??p,106 BK4) recognises specific needs in social and psychological aspects of care in dementia patients. Care mapping, although extremely helpful in understanding an individual, and their subjective experiences. Objective evidence greatly aids understanding of their needs, but is costly and unavailable in many care homes, for both mentally ill and dementia sufferers. The Blackthorn Gardens holistic approach helps individuals suffering depression, alcoholism, addiction, many of which have befitted greatly without the need of pharmaceutical treatments to aid recovery. (Blackthorn garden, multimedia map, 4:1) Involving individuals in everyday tasks gives both objective and subjective evidence aiding the understanding of treatment required for that

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