Glossary of Mental Health - misc (HS)
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- What is a crisis?
- turning point in a persons life that produces overwhelming emotional response. they cannot effectively cope. The person is exposed to a stressor, has increased anxiety, tries to resolve, but cannot cope.
- what are the types of crisis?
- maturational- developmental crises. predictable events in the course of life. getting married , having a baby, etc.
situational- unanticipated and sudden. example the death of a loved one, illness.
adventitious- "social" crises. for example a terrorist attack, hurricane, war, etc.
- what are the 2 types of crisis interventions?
- authoritative- the therapist directs. offers new knowledge.
facilitative- focus on empathy and listening to the client.
A balance between the two of these interventions usually works best.
- What is a good tip for a good outcome when dealing with a crisis?
- EARLY INTERVENTION
- Group therapy- 4 types
- psychotherapy groups- formal. beahvioral interactions. may be slightly confrontational.
support groups- example: MADD. members share a common problem.
self help groups- not structured, but members do share a common problem. Example AA.
Family therapy- explore family dynamics.
- what does NAMI stand for?
- National alliance for mentally ill
- A medication management group is an example of an ___ group
- A mental status examination includes what three things?
- Current emotional state, mental capacity, and behavioral function
- What factors influence assessment?
- Client participation and willingness, Health Status, History, Cognition, and Nurses attitude
- If the nurse appears tense, what is likely to happen?
- the pt. will become tense.
- Mood is
- pervasive and enduring emotional state
- Affect is
- outward expression of clients emotional state
- Define blunted, broad, flat, inappropriate, and restricted affects
- blunted- showing little emotion or 'slow' to emote
broad- there is a full range of emotional expressions
flat- no facial expressions
inappropriate- self explanatory. example laughing at a funeral
restricted- displaying one type of emotion, usually serious and somber
- Define Labile
- rapidly changing moods
- Thought processes vs. thought content
- processes - how a person thinks
content- what a person is thinking
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