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  • Anxiety Disorder Treatment Plan Essay

    Kristen will keep a diary of her thoughts around the event, describing her worst fears, and then recognizing the possibility of those events, and writing out a coping plan. Pharmacological Treatment Celexa Celexa (generic name Citalopram) is a SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) is a newer medication that inhibits the body from cannibalizing the serotonin found in the brain. Serotonin is needed for feeling of general well-being, and when a person suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, they have a depletion of this biochemical. Potential side effects include: nausea, sweating, anxiety, insomnia, headache, and sexual dysfunction (Preston, J.D., O 'Neal, J., and Talaga, M.C., 2013). Xanax Xanax (generic name alprazolam), is in the benzodiazepines class of drugs. Side effects may include: drowsiness, slurred speech, and memory problems. Xanax also has a high rate of development of addiction to the medication (Preston, 2013). Conclusion In the treatment of Kristen, the most effective plan would be to develop measurable treatment goals. Progress toward these goals should be tracked using a variety of homework tools. Kristen’s treatment may include the use of medication, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. These may be used in conjunction with one another, or separately. If the side effects of the medication are intolerable for Kristen, then her next best treatment would be the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.…

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  • Alprazolam Case Study

    4. What medication would you suggest including dosing, medication education and counseling would you provide? (25pts) My prescription for Mr. RS would be Alprazolam 0.5 mg three times daily along with Zoloft 25mg daily. Titration on Zoloft to be increased to 50mg by the end of the first week and further increased to 100mg after another week. Starting at week 4, Alprazolam could be gradually tapered off and discontinued over the next 2 weeks. Meanwhile, referral is made by clinicians for the…

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  • Informative Speech Outline On Anxiety

    Having a heart attack. 2. Having a serious undetected illness. 3. Losing control of thoughts or actions. 4. And being alone. C. It’s not uncommon with anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly one half of those diagnosed with anxiety are also diagnosed with depression. (transition; With anxiety disorder some people can hold a job and function socially, where others can’t even leave their homes.) I. The exact cause of Generalized Anxiety Disorder…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Childhood Mental Illness

    One of my first memories I have about my parents is from when I was about four years old. They were having a loud argument. I can remember hiding in my younger brother’s room, trying to distract him from the commotion coming from my parent’s bedroom. I have always been on edge around my parents, I never wanted to do or say anything that would cause them to become upset with me or upset with each-other. They separated three or four times before I got to middle school. I was always nervous, it…

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  • Klonopin Vs Ambien

    This is a 57-year-old female with 8/01/06 date of injury, due to a slip and fall. Diagnosis: chronic pain syndrome primary OA-L ankle and foot, MDD, Single Episode and Generalized Anxiety disorder. 12/08/15 progress note by Mehtani documented that the claimant had been seeing Dr. Desai for a period of time. She has been on a complex medication regimen. The provider is trying to cut down the use of Klonopin and Ambien. The patient was told this was her last prescription. In the meantime, he…

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  • Anxiety Disorder And Anxiety Disorders

    Anxiety is an emotion that everyone has or will experience frequently during their lives, but are certain people more predetermined to experience anxiety and disorders associated with it? According to research, anxiety disorders are common, however, of all persons who meet the criteria for anxiety disorder diagnosis, only approximately 25 percent of these people pursue professional psychological treatment (Oltmanns & Emery, 2015, p. 151). Using this information, 75 percent of persons with an…

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  • Personal Recovery Model

    Recovery Fundamentally, to ensure Georgia’s condition is addressed adequately to mitigate her symptoms and to reach personal recovery, she firstly must recognise she is having trouble coping and must make the decision to seek help (Commonwealth of Australia 2010; Meadows 2012, p. 60). This concept of recovery places emphasis on personal wellbeing, individual choice, empowerment and self-management through the holistic notion of living well with an ongoing mental illness, having hope and setting…

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  • Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda Quote Analysis

    The Status Quo Change is followed by fear. Depending on how a person handles this fear they will either succumb to violence or passivity. It is a rare portion of the population that will face their fears head on with courage. In the story Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda written by Becky Albertalli such courage is exemplified by the character Simon. In the book when Simon said he was “tired of coming out” (Albertalli, 40). what he was expressing was humanity's innate desire for things to be…

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  • Fear And Liberal Arts Essay

    phobias, panic disorder, depression, and stress. The prevalence of these conditions suggests that fear plays a large role in the health of our society. Treatment? Negative and Positives? Now that we have discussed how the body responds to fear, I will address the perspective of the first liberal arts discipline’s perspective I will be including in this paper, psychology. Psychology is involved very extensively in the research of fear and offers several different perspectives within the…

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  • Michelle Acute Stress Disorder

    Michelle has exhibited symptoms of acute stress disorder after her automobile accident. Michelle has not reported any prior issues leading to the accident. She has experienced issues currently lasting 2 months, such as anxiety and repressed memories. According to the DSM-IV-TR checklist for posttraumatic stress disorder (Pg. 157), she had experienced an automobile accident involving serious injury to herself, which resulted in temporary hospitalization. After the incident, the patient states…

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