A type of medication that females tend to overdose on are sleeping pills. This allows women to survive rather than putting themselves in danger by shooting or hanging themselves. These antidepressants allow women and other individuals to catch up on sleep and put their mind to rest from reality for a while. There are some antidepressants that have been proved to be both safe and effective. Fluoxetine (Prozac) and Escitalopram (Lexapro) is approved for a younger age group. Prozac can be taken by children ages eight years and up and Lexapro can be taken by children ages 12 and up. This shows that these specific antidepressants are without a doubt effective towards the younger crowd. It is always harder for a child to go through counseling since the child still has not experienced or seen what the world has to offer for them. People who do not benefit from the effects of their antidepressant should know to try other available options. Clinical guidelines recommend switching antidepressants if the patient is not affected by its highest dosage. It is always better to start off at a right dosage of antidepressants. If one takes a small amount of the antidepressant…
The major initiating cause of many of the patient’s symptoms began with the severe fear of contaminating the Holy Spirit. This is what lead to her compulsive washing,religious anxiety and the avoidance of touching objects or people. Her need to have everything neat and orderly is a result of all the religious anxiety she had. While her suicidal thoughts stemmed from being so isolated and all the anxiety also played into it.
2a. Its very possible for Mary to have generalized anxiety disorder…
triggered by something in the person’s surroundings.
Psychogenic amnesia is caused by overwhelming stress.
Risk factors include:
• Traumatic event
• Accident or disaster
• More common in women
Signs & Symptoms:
• Memory loss (sudden inability to remember past experiences or personal details)
• Feeling of detachment
• Psychotherapy (talk therapy)
• Cognitive behavioral therapy (to focus on…
associated with borderline personality disorder. Several medications have used as mood stabilizers are: Carbamazepine (such as Tegretol or Epitol), Divalproex (Depakote), and Lithium (such as Lithobid). These medicines help stabilize certain brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, which control emotions and behavior. Balancing these brain chemicals may help you avoid impulsive and reckless behaviors.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) balance brain chemicals called…
people with OCD benefit from therapy or medication (IOCDF, 2013). This choice is often left up to the patient’s preference. Therapy includes a treatment called “Exposure and Response Prevention,” ERP for short (IOCDF, 2013). ERP includes exposing the patient to “thoughts, images, objects, or situations” that trigger their obsessions and/or compulsions (IOCDF, 2013). The goal is to “train” the patient not to have a compulsive response to the anxiety and obsessions caused by their trigger.
current treatment therapy for MDD will vary considerably. The onset of antidepressants therapeutic action does not occur until after 2 to 8 weeks of treatment, therefore clinicians find it difficult to assess if the treatment is effective for a particular patient. It also comes down to the heterogeneity of the disease, depression can be caused via many factors that affect the brain chemistry. Due to the variation of patient response, there are multiple types of antidepressant. Currently there…
(Hollon SD, eat al., 1993). On the other hand, clinicians have found that CBT is effective with patients of all ages and individuals of diverse backgrounds, particularly people who are older as many of them had an increased risk for experiencing side effects of medications (Fournier, 2010). In the cases of children and adolescents, CBT was found to be the most effective form of treatment in comparison to other manualized treatments, such as family and supportive therapy and relaxation training…
commonly used are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, tricyclics, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and lithium. When put on medication there is usually a three to six week delay before the client begins to feel improvement. Before the client takes any medication, the client must be informed of the process and side effects that the medications may have. Some side effects include lack of hunger, weight gain or sexual dysfunction. A few examples of medication for depression are antidepressants…
Anxiety can cause people to lose their sanity which can lead to mental illness if they are not receiving treatment.(Livestrong and Mayo Clinic)
There are many different types of treatment for anxiety. Anxiety can never be cured, it can be diminished and kept under control, but some can never be fully cured and rid of anxiety. The first treatment that people think of when they want to treat their anxiety is medication. It is normally considered the easy way out and many people just want to…