Comorbidity

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  • Attention Getter For Eating Disorders Essay

    article from the University of Maryland, people with eating disorders experience physiological differences in parts of the brain like the Hypothalamus. The hypothalamus plays an important role in emotional regulation, appetite, and communication between brain cells. Communication between brain cells or neurons occurs through neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters like Serotonin and dopamine can experience dysregulation in eating disorders. Interestingly enough , these chemicals also play a significant role in the cause of other mental illnesses including ailments like major depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. And speaking of other mental illnesses, there is a very high amount of comorbidity between eating disorders and other mental illnesses. A study called “Psychiatric comorbidity in patients with eating disorders “conducted by Braun DL1, Sunday SR, Halmi KA showed that about 80% of people with eating disorders suffer from another comorbid mental…

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  • Observational Study Methods

    were obtained via personal interview Interviewers were trained during a three-day training session to ensure uniform interview processes. Completed interviews were obtained from 90% of eligible patients (Evans et al, 1985). The responses to these interview questions was then compared to the existing indexes: the index of Physiological Effect, the Index of Overall Life Satisfaction, and the Index of Well Being (Evans et al, 1985). Within the Evans study observational study methods were used to…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Comorbidity

    One large argument for dimensional models is that they reduce the overlap of the various symptoms and disorders that is currently a problem in diagnosis. The American Psychiatric Association’s DSM IV (2000) states that “there is no assumption that each category of mental disorder is a completely discrete entity with absolute boundaries dividing it from other mental disorders or from no mental disorder.” In this quote, the APA notes that while they separate disorders, their categories are far…

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  • Comorbidity Of Binge: A Case Study

    Social Anxiety Disorder with Comorbidity of Binge-Eating Disorder Karen is a 20 year old Caucasian female living in a university dorm until recently when she moved back in with her parents. Karen is having issues making new friends and is having a hard time interacting with people in her classes and around her. Karen has a diagnosis of social anxiety disorder (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). I believe this because she is showing all of the symptoms needed from the DSM-V criteria…

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  • Comorbidity: A Case Study Of Andrea Yates

    This video is about Andrea Yates who killed his five sons drowning them in the bathtub. After killing them, she called the police and her husband and tell them that they need it to come quickly to the house. She confesses to them that she killed her sons. Also, she has tried to commit suicide twice in a period of five days. That is also a reason she was admitted to a psychiatric hospital. Now she is in a mental Health Hospital in Texas and she will likely spend the rest of her life in there.…

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  • Trauma Adaptive Recovery Group Education And Therapy

    recourse to relief via self-medication?" (Miller, 2002, p. 158). Therefore, Miller (2002) believes it to be ineffectual and a disservice to the patient to focus on substance abuse without addressing the impact of trauma symptoms (Weis, 2010). Unfortunately, there are still differing theoretical approaches in place, many of which still address substance use as the primary disorder (Brady et al, 2004). Since substance abuse can mask PTSD symptoms, some practitioners support offering substance…

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  • Conservative Management Versus Renal Replacement Therapy Case Study

    palliative care without dialysis. The team consist of clinical specialists, dieticians and social workers. Extra measure were also made to insure that patients receiving palliative care has the same fluid and electrolytes as patients receiving dialysis. They categorize the patients depending on their World Health Organization performance score, eGFR, age and Charlson 's Comorbidity Index. Each group was divided into two age category, which are patients over 80 and patients between 70 and 80.…

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  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Essay

    shifted into looking at patients who have comorbidity with another disorder, or if they just have GAD alone. Presently, researchers have also looked at how GAD plays a role in human burden as well as economic burden. GAD can affect a person’s social life, family dynamic, and their occupation. It affects 5.7% of the population and is the most prevalent problem under the umbrella of anxiety. Some of the symptoms a person could experience having GAD could potentially be; restlessness, tension,…

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  • Psychoanalytic Analysis

    Now that the diagnostic criteria, supplemental features, comorbidities, and differentials have been identified and described, there will be a review of supportive evidence. There were a lot of concerns with regards to frotteuristic disorder being in the DSM-5 such as the social stigmas and legal liability associated with the diagnosis. So, the DSM-5 adapted by providing absolute “what if” solutions to avoid over diagnosis. As frotteurism is not a victimless action, distress can be an outcome,…

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  • Jamilah: The Principle Of Respect For Autonomy

    of various different treatments is relatively low due to patient’s age and comorbidities. This patient can be benefited from not being died immediately if treatment is given. If the patient is under no intervention, the patient will likely die. PATIENT PREFERENCES The patient of Respect for Autonomy The patient have language barrier to understand…

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