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…
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) remain the mainstay pharmacological treatment for OCD. They are fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, fluvoxamine, citalopram and escitalopram. In this case, Mrs P was taking escitalopram. However, in contrast with depression, SSRIs treatment in OCD requires higher dosage and the response time is somehow longer. Usually, patient with depression respond to SSRIs within 2-6 weeks whereas patients with OCD take 10-12 weeks of response time (Dougherty,…
Physical: tachycardia; upset stomach or nausea; having trouble catching their breath; dizziness; lightheadedness; confusion; feeling out of his/her body; diarrhea, muscle tension
Psychological counseling: learning how to recognize and change negative thoughts about his/her self and to help gain confidence in social situations.
Cognitive behavioral therapy: patient gradually works up to facing the things that he/she fear the most
Medications: SSRIs (selective serotonin…
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…
Symptoms and Medications
The symptom of depression that John, a 45-year old biracial man, is feeling is fear that makes him feel down all the time. He is not getting enough sleep, which make him think about his past mistakes. The things that he enjoyed doing he does want to do them anymore. He is also worry about taking an antidepressant medication, because he does not want to experience the side effects especially sexual dysfunction. He has a loss of appetite, because food has no taste to…
seemingly no reason (or their reason is unreasonable).
(d) Social anxiety disorder
(i) This involves discomfort from social interaction, and concern about being embarrassed and judged by others. Similar to specific phobia, this is differentiated from GAD by not being as pervasive.
(i) CBT – 1st line
(ii) Cognitive restructuring (cognitive distortions)
(iii) Progressive muscle relaxation
(iv) Systematic desensitization
1. prepare them for the exposure. Talk…
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…