Posted on Apr 15, 2006 | Comments 0
Mental health symptoms of different levels can be found in all diagnosis, and while some mental health symptoms may appear similar to other prognosis, the symptoms of mental health should not be confused. Mental health patient should be carefully examined before diagnosing the patient.
Letâ€™s examine depression, since it is one of the most common diagnose today. Depression has got many levels, which include major depressive episodes, dysthymic, and bipolar manic depression, cyclothymic and premenstrual dysthymic.
Diagnosis related to depression often has mental health symptoms such as mood swings. It is important to examine the patient carefully to properly diagnose the patient, as most of the diagnosis is related.
Normal mood swings are common for the most of us, but when a patient illustrates lifted moods, this is known as mania. Major Depressive Episodes often feel a sense of trap.
Major Depressive Episodes – Unipolar
Major depressive episodes are also known as unipolar and are often treated with antidepressants. Major depressive episodes are linked to negative outlooks, biologic imbalances, inability to handle stressors, genetics, personality flaws, chemical imbalances, and so on.
There is no single cause available that helps us to know the diagnosis, and to date the prognosis is still under investigation. Since the patients are often treated with antidepressants the patient rarely finds complete recovery, since researchers has proven these medicines are causing harm.
Symptoms of Major Depressive Episodes
Related to many other depressions, major depressive episodes often suffer symptoms including negative thinking, sadness, lack of interest, suicidal tendencies, feelings of despair, and so forth.
Often the patients are affected biologically, which includes fatigue, exhaustion, nausea, headaches, and so forth. If the symptoms are severe the patient may even imagine, or even show delusional behaviors.
NOTE: Schizophrenia and Psychosis as well as other diagnosis have similar or same symptoms; therefore, it is important to examine the patient thoroughly before treating the patient.
In most cases, these people are suffering medical issues that create the depressive behaviors. It might be possible to avoid psychological treatment, if you treat the patient medically. Covering your grounds before becoming a long-term medicine addict can save you additional despair.
Bipolar or Manic Depression
Bipolar or manic depression has symptoms including effected speech patterns, mania, overzealous, fatigue or else inability to sleep, or under zealous frequently, and so forth.
Therapists claim that at least 75% of the patients that suffer bipolar hallucinate or are delusional. Most of the bipolar patients, often treating or act on suicidal thoughts. They also threatening or assault other people around them regularly.
Studies has shown that people with bipolar is linked to genetics. Patient should be should carefully examine to rule out other disorders, including schizophrenia and psychosis, as well as cyclothymic.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD) is associated with the hormones. This is a common stress or depression period when women are menstruating. There were previous arguments regarding this diagnose.
However in the early parts of the 90s the diagnosis was added to the DSMIII-R. Symptoms include, diet change, feelings of overwhelmed, anger, irrational thinking, headaches, cramping, bloating and so forth.
This diagnosis can easily be misconstrued since abused patients suffer similar symptoms. Doctors often treat patients with PMDD, giving them hormonal therapy. These medicines has proven unhealthy and often do not resolve the problems.
Cyclothymic is a common disorder and is considerer as a form of less severe bipolar. Cyclothymic patients often have mood swings known as â€˜hypomania.â€ The symptoms are different from what bipolar displays since the diagnosis is less severe.
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