Presentation on theme: "Treating Mental Disorders Lately I spend a lot of time just staring at the ceiling or crying for no reason at all. I haven’t told anyone about my problems."— Presentation transcript:
Treating Mental Disorders Lately I spend a lot of time just staring at the ceiling or crying for no reason at all. I haven’t told anyone about my problems. I don’t want to be labeled as “a mental case.” What advice would you give to this person? What would you say about the person’s fear of being labeled?
Community Resources 50 million Americans experience mental disorders Majority do not seek help What could keep a person with mental disorders from seeking help? Don’t recognize the signs Just overcome it Not know where to go How would you overcome those issues?
Community Resources First step Recognize that you need help See the warning signs Your diagnosis is not a professionals diagnosis Physical illness What would you do? Mental disorder What do you do?
Community Resources Talk to a trusted adult Parent Guardian Teacher Counselor Doctor Religious leader Mental health facilities Valley Mental Health 1470 N Main St # A Bountiful, UT (801) 294-6747 All Ages & Life Counsel 845 S Main St # B8 Bountiful, UT 801-299-3411
Learning Log What kind of mental health professionals are there? What kinds of questions do they ask? Groups of 3 or 4 Come up with 2 questions that could be asked Psychiatrists Clinical Psychologist Social Workers Mental Health counselors
Mental Health Professionals Trained to recognize mental disorders and to treat them Treatment depends on their training Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Psychiatrist Physicians that diagnose mental disorders Performs medical exam to rule out physical factors Talk through the symptoms with the patient Prescribe medication May get neurologist involved
Clinical Psychologist Trained to recognize and treat abnormal behavior Helps psychiatrist’s diagnosis Interviews patient
Social Workers Listen and advise people Link between community and those that need help Psychiatric social worker Helps families and patients adjust to the mental disorder
Mental Health Counselor Work with specific disorders or problems Substance abuse-alcohol or drugs School counselor-students Youth counselor-teenagers
Learning Log Of the 4 mental health professionals, which would work well treating the 5 different types of anxiety? Other mental disorders? Eating disorders?
Treatment Psychotherapy Drug Therapy Hospitalization
Psychotherapy Talking with a therapist Understand and overcome mental disorders Insight Therapy Understand reasons for behaviors Change behaviors
Psychotherapy Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy Identifies situations, objects, or thoughts that trigger abnormal behavior Learn new ways to behave Group Therapy Meet with other people who have same disorder Work together to develop coping skills Wreck it Ralph
Drug Therapy Medication prescribed by doctors Meant to Relieve symptoms Allow patients to function normally Drug and psychotherapy sometimes used together
Hospitalization Constant attention Harming themselves or others Staff helps patient prepare to live on their own Social workers help them to adjust to change of being home Long term care
Learning Log Of the 3 treatments, which would work well with anxiety disorders? Other disorders? Eating disorders?