Posted on Apr 15, 2006 | Comments 0
Everybody should know the mental health hidden facts, including how to prevent misdiagnosing. Since money is, the issue and insurance companies play a role in the treatment of mental health disorders.
The only area of problems in mental health is that the patient will be receiving a series of diagnoses that conform to the standards laid out in health care coverage.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DMS guide) copyrighted by The American Psychiatric Association, who brilliantly stated that the manual was a guide to mental health, instead of claiming that the book was factual is another area of concern.
Therapists often base their diagnoses on the codes listed in this manual. Another area of problem is when a patient receives a diagnose he or she is â€˜labeled,â€™ which brings forward additional problems.
Since we have so-called professionals in the field, another area of the DSM guide may sound ridiculous, but just like persons in the world that are caught in a practice of interest for a short time and twisted with an exaggerated enthusiasm, professionals when they find a diagnose of interest that are overenthusiastic and burning their wheels to produce more matter on the subject. Diagnoses are often beat down by the professionals in mental health.
Acceptance of the Mental Health Disorder
While one of the issues in mental health revolves around labeling, I have to disagree, since I feel the real problem stands between acceptances. Accepting is the first step in recovery, if a person has a mental health disorder, or a chemical imbalance.
Some of the most helped people in the world attend alcoholic classes and the first thing they identify is the problem, which allows them to move forward in recovery of the disorder.
Not a single in his or her right frame of mind wants to understand that they have a series of symptoms and they find no reason behind the symptoms. In such conditions it is ok to say that â€œ I am a paranoid schizophrenia working toward recoveryâ€.
But it is not good to think that you are a misfit in society and cannot understand why you were chosen for torture. As you can see, we have professionals contributing to the disorder, since they are thinking they know what is best for the patients.
Since the patient is the one who is living through the problems, he knows more than any professional does. The patients can tell you better than any counselor with a piece of paper and no experience what they survive.
Professionalâ€™s Understanding Regarding Diagnoses
Another area of problem is many professionals are from different countries and they understand diagnoses one way or in another term, while the American Psychiatrist Society associates in other terms.
Professionals also believe that patients will avoid the issues, and/or bury the real harms beneath. This is not always true, since the patient is there in the first place asking help to understand his or her disorder. If they knew the answers, they would not be there in the first place.
For example, Jane goes to a counselor and explains her symptoms, as well as talks about the people around her that are contributing to the problem. She is trying to control her behavior but others are making it difficult since every single day they center her out, bringing forward the issues of her disorder.
In this example we can see that others are the first problem, since many people will center out individuals defects first, before complimenting. Therefore, that problem can be resolved if we teach Jane how to handles other people around her.
The next issue of consideration of is the symptoms. What mental health disorder symptoms do you have Jane? Jane says I am having nightmares, night sweats, impulsive outbursts, flashbacks, and so on.
First, Jane is illustrating symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, so it is apparent that she is a trauma patient. As a result, Jane is certain she was victimized, but uncertain of the feelings, emotions, and thought process she is lasting.
Now Jane may or may not be able to tell you the entire event that brought forth this disorder, but Jane can tell you the surroundings of the event. This means the counselor needs to invoke talk therapy to find out the underlying source of her suffering. The mind is a tricky thing, and to understand it, you must address it.
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