Posted on Apr 19, 2006 | Comments 0
Mental health has many mental illusions that it is why it is often difficult to sort through the rumble.
In mental health, we have to deal with bipolar on many levels, depression, trauma, panic disorders, and other more difficult diagnosis and symptoms of mental illnesses.
It is often difficult since when we look at the various mental illnesses we also have to look closer at the primary elements of the diagnosis. Primary elements such as childhood trauma play a large role in many diagnoses today.
We also have to consider the many elements that are linked to mental health, including effects of the past and effects in the current times, including religion, history, law, and so on.
All diagnoses in spite of the similarities are treated in a different way, since we are all dissimilar. Delusional disorders for example, require careful attention since the symptoms include separate elements and since it has a couple of different levels of difficulty.
For example the â€˜persecutory typesâ€™ suffer distrustful behaviors, which include believing that someone is out to get them, feeling of cheated in life, feel they are ill-treated and will often include the law and justice system in their delusional behaviors.
Simply because the patient is often schizophrenic acting yet distinct of the characteristics and symptoms that schizophrenias illustrate, the Delusional disorders are difficult to find.
Some delusional disorder patients have a grandiose personality, thinking that they are better than anyone else is in the world. The patient may attempt to convince another individual that he or she was mistreated, robbed, cheated, and may believe he or she has power that no one else has.
Since minimal research results have been provided on this diagnose it is even more difficult to understand. However, it is rarely diagnosed as schizophrenia, most delusional disorders are classified with schizophrenia.
Cognitive Mental Illnesses
We could also conduct an overview of cognitive mental illnesses and see that although they appear simple in form, they are complicated. For example Delirium has symptoms including, short tension spans, lack of awareness, rambled speech, wandering communication, and so onwards.
The patient often skips in and out of reality. To determine if the diagnose is delirium a counselor must rule out other possibilities including, dementia, schizophrenia, psychotic, and other related diagnoses.
Histrionic Personality Disorders
Other diagnoses such as histrionic personality disorders are even more difficult to deal with. Although the person rarely suffers hallucination, they are often have mental illusion in their way of thinking.
If they are not the center of focus, the person often believes illustrates superficial characteristics in emotions, and will become aggressive even violent. In other words you had better watch your back, if you are not paying thorough attention to a histrionic.
Often histrionic types play a role acting out a personality that does not exist, and will shift moods often. You might be dealing with a histrionic personality type, if you see a person laughing and carrying on one minute, and then turns violent.
Histrionic types are never the culprits they are often the sufferers according to their state of mind. As you can see you are dealing with a very twisted mind here, and to take the person lightly is asking for nothing but problem.
Histrionic personality types play many games, but there are potential dangers involved, when you are the game player. Histrionic types will go at great lengths to prove everyone wrong. Often these types of individuals lack the capability to show emotions at a normal state.
Narcissistic Personality Disorders
We can also peek at the narcissistic personality disorders. These patients are similar in contrast to the histrionic in the sense they too are grandiose. They show behaviors that include self-promoting, and often lack the capability to regard others.
Often has difficulty in relationships and Often this type is demanding, since every one is the bad guy. Looking at both histrionic and narcissistic personalities, we can see the similarities, which make it difficult for anyone that is evaluating the patient.
The professional evaluating the patient must also rule out other diagnoses including, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Histrionic Personality Disorder, as well as other underlying disorders.
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