Unit CMH 302 - Understanding Mental Health problems
Q1. Describe the main types of mental ill health according to the psychiatric (DSM/ICD) classification system:
Mood disorders – Major depressive disorder/Bipolar disorder
Personality disorders - Narcissistic personality disorder
Anxiety disorders – General anxiety disorder
Psychotic disorders – Delusional disorder
Substance-related disorders – Alcohol abuse
Eating disorders - Anorexia nervosa/Bulimia nervosa
Cognitive disorders - Alzheimer's disease
Q2. Explain the key strengths and limitations of the psychiatric classification system
The classification system provides a means for the multiaxial assessment and includes Primary Diagnosis, …show more content…
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Q2. Explain how mental ill health may have an impact on the individual including:
a) Psychological and emotional
Mental illness can affect the individual in a deep way by affecting the way they feel thinks and feels. They may feel tearful and have feelings of worthlessness.
b) Practical and financial
Mental health problems may affect finances in many ways: * If the ability to work is affected there may be a sudden or, possibly, dramatic reduction in income. * If they spend time away from home, for example while they are cared for in hospital, it may be difficult to keep up to date with their financial commitments. * If they have symptoms such as mania their capacity to make financial decisions may be affected as they might act recklessly or unwisely. * If they have symptoms of depression the person may lose the motivation or the ability to concentrate to keep control of your finances. * If they are unable to make decisions for themselves for any reason, they could be more vulnerable to financial exploitation or abuse.
c) The impact of using services
The individual may have feelings of denial and so not seek any help.
d) Social exclusion
Often, people with mental health problems feel cut off from other people, including family, friends and neighbours. It's important to listen to what they’ve