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Discussion Question

Open Posted By: ahmad8858 Date: 14/02/2021 High School Case Study Writing

 

Based in the scenario of question #1 (Jacob's case)

  1. What educational program would you develop for the middle school to educate students about ways to cope with stress and how to respond if a friend needs support?
  2. APA STYLE
  3. 3 paragraphs 3 sentences each
  4. 2 references
Category: Business & Management Subjects: Business Communication Deadline: 24 Hours Budget: $80 - $120 Pages: 2-3 Pages (Short Assignment)

Attachment 1

Chapter 21: Community Mental Health

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Chapter Highlights

Epidemiology of mental illness from a public health perspective

Early intervention in the treatment of schizophrenia

Strategies to enhance treatment adherence

Public health implications for children with behavioral disorders

Evolution of community mental health

Policy development and legislation for mental health services

Role and responsibilities of the community mental health practitioner

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Question #1

Is the following statement true or false?

Genetic, biologic, and environmental risk factors all influence the incidence of mental illness.

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Answer to Question #1

True

Rationale: Genetic, biologic, and environmental risk factors all influence the incidence of mental illness. Early intervention can minimize the morbidity associated with mental illness.

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Cultural Context of Mental Illness

Genetic, biologic, and environmental risk factors all influence the incidence of mental illness.

Mental health and, conversely, mental illness are concepts bound by culture.

Understanding of what connotes mental health is shaped by social norms that evolve from generation to generation.

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Definitions of Mental Health

No universally accepted definition of mental health; for practical purposes, widely accepted parameters for what behaviors connote psychopathology must be used to measure

Incidence

Morbidity

Mortality

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Scope of Mental Illness

There is no difference in lifetime prevalence rates of major mental illness between developed and developing countries.

The projected lifetime risk of developing a major mental illness is highest in countries where the population is subject to sustained violence.

Psychiatric disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide.

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Question #2

Is the following statement true or false?

Rationale: Adherence to psychopharmacology and psychotherapy does not enhance recovery from mental illness.

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Answer to Question #2

False

Rationale: Adherence to psychopharmacology and psychotherapy enhances recovery from mental illness.

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Schizophrenia

Epidemiology

Early intervention programs for first‐episode psychosis

Primary prevention programs

Enhancing treatment adherence in schizophrenia

Role of community mental health teams in treatment of schizophrenia

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Epidemiology of Schizophrenia

About 1% of the world’s population suffers from schizophrenia.

Symptoms of schizophrenia typically first appear in late adolescence or young adulthood and persist throughout a person’s life, causing significant impairment in all aspects of a person’s psychosocial functioning.

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Early Intervention Programs for First‐Episode Psychosis

Early intervention programs—specialized teams of professionals whose primary goal is to maintain the individual’s current level of educational and vocational functioning through early treatment

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Enhancing Treatment Adherence in Schizophrenia

Nonadherence to medication is the most common factor associated with relapse and recurrence of psychotic symptoms

Nursing interventions to enhance medication adherence applicable to those with chronic mental illness

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High‐Risk Populations

The unemployed, the poor, and the homeless all report higher levels of depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, and substance abuse than do the general population.

The number of mentally ill clients who are homeless has steadily increased in the United States as state governments embarked on a systematic plan to “deinstitutionalize” the mentally ill.

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Role of Community Mental Health Teams in Treatment of Schizophrenia

Respite services, day treatment facilities, and sheltered workshops are a few of the outpatient services that help alleviate the daily burden of care for families.

To address these shortcomings in the delivery of care, community mental health teams coordinate both the psychosocial and the psychopharmacological needs.

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Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Epidemiology

Social factors

Biologic theories of depression and anxiety

Nursing interventions

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Attention‐Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders and Emotional Disorders in Children

The main characteristics that help healthcare practitioners, including school nurses, differentiate ADHD from bipolar disorder are the pervasiveness of the symptoms and the predominant symptoms.

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The Precipitous Rise in Autism—A Public Health Crisis

Long‐term outcomes of children with autism are improved with early identification and treatment.

Screening tools for autism have been developed, but most are for use in toddlers and not in infants.

Screening for prodromal symptoms in infancy; some of the more debilitating features of the disorder might be mitigated with early intervention and treatment.

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Question #3

Is the following statement true or false?

Public health initiatives to educate communities about mental health can be effective in lowering the incidence of high‐risk behaviors such as alcoholism.

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Answer to Question #3

False

Rationale: Public health initiatives to educate communities about mental health can be effective in lowering the incidence of high‐risk behaviors such as suicide.

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Evolution of Community Mental Health #1

Community‐based treatment of the mentally ill gained momentum as World War II veterans returned home exhibiting the symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder.

Aided by advances in the development of pharmacologic treatment of the mentally ill, the numbers of patients treated in state mental hospitals precipitously declined.

The continuum of care for the chronically mentally ill includes community services, such as supportive housing and employment.

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Evolution of Community Mental Health #2

Since deinstitutionalization began, there has been an outcry of frustration from nurses in the community about the lack of supportive services to meet the needs of people with chronic mental illness.

Public health initiatives to educate communities about mental health can be effective in lowering the incidence of high‐risk behaviors such as suicide.

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Question #4

Is the following statement true or false?

The continuum of care for the chronically mentally ill includes community services, such as supportive housing and employment.

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Answer to Question #4

True

Rationale: The continuum of care for the chronically mentally ill includes community services, such as supportive housing and employment.

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Legislation for Parity in Mental Health Insurance Benefits

All health insurance coverage, including deductibles, copays, coinsurance, and out‐of‐pocket expenses, as well as all treatment limitations, including frequency of treatment, number of visits, days of coverage, or other similar limits, will be the same regardless of health need or diagnosis.

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Role and Responsibilities of the Community Mental Health Practitioner

Teacher

Clinician

Advocate

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Psychological First Aid

Populations traumatized by disasters

Populations at risk for psychological trauma

Psychological first aid is recommended to help support survivors and first responders to natural and intentional disasters.

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