PROJECT: Mental Health and Illness
The current trend in care of those with mental illness is known as "the community support movement." Mental illness is quite common. We see mental illness diagnosed in children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. Some mental illnesses may not affect care delivered in an ambulatory care clinic. However, most often, this diagnosis does demand special considerations. A child with autism may display unruly behaviors; and older adult with dementia may not be able to understand and may create barriers in care; an adult with schizophrenia may appear bizarre.
Discuss how a chiropractic clinic will serve patients with a mental illness. Discuss at least two different categories of mental illness from this list: (Depression, Schizophrenia, Anxiety Disorders, Eating Disorders, ADHD, Cognitive Disorders - Autism/Alzheimer's, and Developmental Disorders), and what specific efforts the clinic will have in place to specifically serve patients with these disease states. Sources are to be in APA style format.
Mental Health and Illnesses
A variety of mental conditions are associated to the mental illnesses in the world today with different types such as anxiety disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, impulse control and addition disorders, personality disorders, dissociate disorders, factitious disorders, sexual and gender disorders, and somatoform disorders. All these types of disorders are associated with different types of characteristics which are noticeable at different age levels (types of mental illness, 2011).
People with mental illnesses exhibit the characteristic of having high morbidity as well as mortality which is as a result of the physical illnesses that they are suffering compared to other individuals in the general population. Exceptionally, individuals suffering from severe mental illness such as (Schizophrenia-spectrum disorder and bipolar disorder) have been known to suffer from coronary heart disease which is as a result of the excess morbidity and mortality ...
The expert discusses how chiropractic clinics serve patients with a metal illness.