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Author Koch, Jeremias
Title Mental Illnesses : Descriptions, Causes and Treatments
Imprint New York : Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, 2009
©2010
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Descript 1 online resource (98 pages)
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Series Mental Illnesses and Treatments
Mental Illnesses and Treatments
Note Intro -- MENTAL ILLNESSES: DESCRIPTIONS, CAUSES AND TREATMENTS -- MENTAL ILLNESSES: DESCRIPTIONS, CAUSES AND TREATMENTS -- CONTENTS -- PREFACE -- BIPOLAR DISORDER WITH ADDENDUM BIPOLAR -- WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF BIPOLAR DISORDER? -- Signs and symptoms of mania (or a manic episode) include: -- Signs and symptoms of depression (or a depressive episode) include: -- DIAGNOSIS OF BIPOLAR DISORDER -- Descriptions offered by people with bipolar disorder give valuable insights into the various mood states associated with the illness: -- SUICIDE -- IF YOU ARE FEELING SUICIDAL OR KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS: -- WHAT IS THE COURSE OF BIPOLAR DISORDER? -- CAN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS HAVE BIPOLAR DISORDER? -- WHAT CAUSES BIPOLAR DISORDER? -- HOW IS BIPOLAR DISORDER TREATED? -- Medications -- TREATMENT OF BIPOLAR DEPRESSION -- THYROID FUNCTION -- MEDICATION SIDE EFFECTS -- Psychosocial Treatments -- Other Treatments -- A LONG-TERM ILLNESS THAT CAN BE EFFECTIVELY TREATED -- DO OTHER ILLNESSES CO-OCCUR WITH BIPOLAR DISORDER? -- HOW CAN INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES GET HELP FOR BIPOLAR DISORDER? -- WHAT ABOUT CLINICAL STUDIES FOR BIPOLAR DISORDER? -- FOR MORE INFORMATION -- REFERENCES -- All material in this booklet is in the public domain and may be copied or reproduced without permission from the Institute. Citation of the source is appreciated. -- Addendum to Bipolar -- A STORY OF BIPOLAR DISORDER (MANIC-DEPRESSIVE ILLNESS) DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU? -- JAMES' STORY -- Many people who have bipolar disorder don't know they have it. This booklet can help. It tells you about four steps you can take to understand and get help for bipolar disorder. -- FOUR STEPS TO UNDERSTAND AND GET HELP FOR BIPOLAR DISORDER -- Step 1. Look for Signs of Bipolar Disorder -- Signs of mania (ups) -- Signs of depression (downs) -- Other signs of bipolar disorder
If you checked several boxes in these lists, call your doctor. Take the lists to show your doctor. You may need to get a checkup and find out if you have bipolar disorder. -- Step 2 Understand That Bipolar Disorder is a Real Illness -- What Causes Bipolar Disorder? -- Bipolar disorder is a serious illness, but it can be treated. You can feel better. -- SUICIDE -- Step 3 See Your Doctor -- Step 4 Get Treatment for Your Bipolar Disorder. You Can Feel Better. -- There are two common types of treatment for bipolar disorder: (1) medicine and (2) ―talk‖ therapy. -- Medicine -- Talk Therapy -- HOW TO HELP SOMEONE WITH SEVERE MOOD CHANGES -- FOR MORE INFORMATION -- THINGS TO REMEMBER -- COMORBIDITY: ADDICTION AND OTHER MENTAL ILLNESSES -- FROM THE DIRECTOR -- WHAT IS COMORBIDITY? -- IS DRUG ADDICTION A MENTAL ILLNESS? -- Addiction changes the brain, disturbing the normal hierarchy of needs and desires. -- CHILDHOOD ADHD AND LATER DRUG PROBLEMS -- HOW COMMON ARE COMORBID DRUG USE AND OTHER MENTAL DISORDERS? -- Overlapping Conditions-Shared Vulnerability -- WHY DO DRUG USE DISORDERS OFTEN CO-OCCUR WITH OTHER MENTAL ILLNESSES? -- Common Factors -- Overlapping Genetic Vulnerabilities -- Involvement of Similar Brain Regions -- The Influence of Developmental Stage -- Adolescence-A Vulnerable Time -- Early Occurrence Increases Later Risk -- The high rate of comorbidity between drug abuse and addiction and other mental disorders argues for a comprehensive approach to intervention that identifies, evaluates, and treats each disorder concurrently. -- SMOKING AND SCHIZOPHRENIA: SELF-MEDICATION OR SHARED BRAIN CIRCUITRY? -- THE BRAIN CONTINUES TO DEVELOP INTO ADULTHOOD AND UNDERGOES DRAMATIC CHANGES DURING ADOLESCENCE -- THE INFLUENCE OF ADOLESCENT MARIJUANA USE ON ADULT PSYCHOSIS IS AFFECTED BY GENETIC VARIABLES -- HOW CAN COMORBIDITY BE DIAGNOSED?
HOW SHOULD COMORBID CONDITIONS BE TREATED? -- Medications -- Behavioral Therapies -- EXPOSURE TO TRAUMATIC EVENTS PUTS PEOPLE AT HIGHER RISK OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS -- EXAMPLES OF PROMISING BEHAVIORAL THERAPIES FOR PATIENTS WITH COMORBID CONDITIONS -- Adolescents -- Multisystemic Therapy (MST) -- Brief Strategic Family Therapy (BSFT) -- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) -- Adults -- Therapeutic Communities (TCs) -- Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) -- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) -- Exposure Therapy -- Integrated Group Therapy (IGT) -- BARRIERS TO COMPREHENSIVE TREATMENT OF COMORBIDITY -- GLOSSARY -- REFERENCES -- WHERE CAN I GET MORE SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION ON COMORBID ADDICTION AND OTHER MENTAL ILLNESSES? -- What's New on the NIDA Web Site -- NIDA Web Sites -- Other Web Sites -- End Notes -- SCHIZOPHRENIA -- WHAT IS SCHIZOPHRENIA? -- WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF SCHIZOPHRENIA? -- Positive Symptoms -- Hallucinations -- Delusions -- Thought Disorder -- Disorders of Movement -- Negative Symptoms -- Cognitive Symptoms -- WHEN DOES IT START AND WHO GETS IT? -- ARE PEOPLE WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA VIOLENT? -- WHAT ABOUT SUICIDE? -- People with Schizophrenia are not especially prone to violence and often prefer to be left alone. -- WHAT ABOUT SUBSTANCE ABUSE? -- Schizophrenia and Nicotine -- WHAT CAUSES SCHIZOPHRENIA? -- Can Schizophrenia be Inherited? -- People with Schizophrenia may be mistaken for people who are high on drugs. -- Do People with Schizophrenia Have Faulty Brain Chemistry? -- Do the Brains of People with Schizophrenia Look Different? -- HOW IS SCHIZOPHRENIA TREATED? -- Antipsychotic Medications -- Everyone responds differently to anti-sychotic medicaton. -- Length of Treatment
No antipsychotic medication should be discontinued without talking to the doctor who prescribed it, and it should always be tapered off under a doctor's supervision rather than being stopped all at once. -- Medication Interactions -- At the moment, it can not be cured, but the rate of recurrence... can be decreased significantly... -- Psychosocial Treatment -- Illness Management Skills -- Because the causes of Schizophrenia are still unknown, current treatments focus on eliminating the symptoms of the disease. -- Integrated Treatment for Co-occurring Substance Abuse -- Rehabilitation -- Family Education -- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy -- Self-Help Groups -- WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE PATIENT'S SUPPORT SYSTEM? -- Getting Treatment -- Family and friends can also help patients set realistic goals and regain their ability to function in the world. -- Caregiving -- WHAT IS THE OUTLOOK FOR THE FUTURE? -- This is an exciting time for Schizophrenia Research. -- HOW CAN A PERSON PARTICIPATE IN SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH? -- Addendum to Schizophrenia January 2007 -- REFERENCES -- FOR MORE INFORMATION ON SCHIZOPHRENIA -- FOR FURTHER INFORMATION -- CHAPTER SOURCES -- INDEX
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Link Print version: Koch, Jeremias Mental Illnesses : Descriptions, Causes and Treatments New York : Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated,c2009 9781607416524
Subject Manic-depressive illness.;Dual diagnosis
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