Managing Mental Health in Adults
Managing Mental Health in Adults BPS216
We often hear about mental health issues, mental illness, psychological disorders, and so on, but what do we actually mean by good mental health? This course helps you to understand the signs, symptoms and possible treatments of adult mental health problems.
Managing mental health is far easier if the sufferer is positive about addressing their problems, and willing to make an effort to help themselves. Although this may not always be possible, for instance those with depression are often unable to think positively, an optimistic attitude can be very helpful.
Mental health professionals should, where possible, attempt to help a sufferer to help themselves. Often this means finding ways to alleviate severe symptoms which the individual has little or no control over, and then educating the sufferer in terms of practical techniques and strategies they may be able to use to help control symptoms.
There are 9 lessons in this course:
- Introduction to mental health issues
- Depression and related conditions
- Anxiety, phobias and OCD
- Antisocial personality disorders
- Eating disorders
- Helping yourself in mental health issues.
- Support options and Services for mental health issues.
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
- Discuss the nature, scope and impact of mental health on adults of all ages.
- Explain the different types of depression and the impact of gender on depression.
- Explain the nature of anxiety and related conditions, and consider possible responses that may be used for these conditions.
- Explain the nature of schizophrenia and consider the responses that might be taken to such conditions.
- Explain the scope and nature of antisocial personality disorders, and consider the responses that might be taken to such conditions.
- Explain the scope and nature of eating disorders in adults, and consider the responses that might be taken to such conditions.
- Explain the scope and nature of dementia in adults, and consider the responses that might be taken to such conditions.
- Identify a wide range of self-help options that can be facilitated for sufferers of mental health problems.
- Identify mental health services and support options available for those with mental health issues.
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