Treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease | Mental health | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Treatment of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease | Mental health | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] Scientists and physicians continue to learn more and more about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in general, but unfortunately, they still haven’t found a cure. With that said, though, there are medications that can help lesson the symptoms of dementia, like memory loss and confusion. Currently, all the medications approved by the Food and …

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What is Dependent Personality Disorder?  Mental Health Help with Kati Morton | Kati Morton

What is Dependent Personality Disorder? Mental Health Help with Kati Morton | Kati Morton

Hey everyone. Today we’re going to talk about, Dependent Personality Disorder. What is it? So like I said, Today we’re going to talk about Dependent Personality Disorder. Now before we get started, I want to talk about this diagnosis and how I was trained with this diagnosis. First of all, It’s something that we as …

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Mental health: Eating disorders – Adolescent Health Transition Care Plan

Mental health: Eating disorders – Adolescent Health Transition Care Plan

Hi, we are group 6. And the topic we’re going to talk about is mental health. And the transition care plan is going to be about eating disorders. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening conditions that affect a persons emotional and physical health With the possible triggers such as misinterputation of body shape and image, and …

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Diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer’s | Mental health | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer’s | Mental health | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] So there isn’t one stand-alone test that will show whether someone has dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, since the typical symptoms like memory loss, confusion, and others, can have a whole slew of potential causes. That being said, it’s not usually diagnosed until a complete medical assessment is performed. But what all does that …

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Learning disability – definition, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Learning disability – definition, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

DSM-5, or the diagnostic and statistical manual 5th edition, defines specific learning disorders as a set of disorders that relate to having difficulty learning and developing certain skills for at least 6 months. There’s dyslexia – difficulty with reading, dysgraphia – difficulty with writing, and dyscalculia – difficulty with mathematics. People can have difficulty with …

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Schizophrenia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Schizophrenia – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Schizo means split, and phrenia, in this case refers to the mind. Even though schizophrenia can be interpreted to mean “splitting of the mind”, it does not refer to a split personality, like some media sources might portray, but rather schizophrenia describes a scattered or fragmented pattern of thinking. Schizophrenia’s actually a syndrome, meaning there’re …

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Delirium – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Delirium – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment & pathology

Delirium is a common and very serious neuropsychiatric syndrome. Typically it affects older patients with multiple medical problems, in fact up to half of all elderly patients in the hospital will have an episode of delirium at some point, but being said it can affect anyone – even children, even though that’s much less common. …

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Dissociative disorders – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Dissociative disorders – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Maybe you’ve had the experience of driving on “autopilot.” One minute you got in your car, and the next minute you’ve arrived at your destination, but you can’t actually remember the details of the drive. This is an example of normal, everyday dissociation, a term that describes a mental state of disconnection from what is …

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Cluster B personality disorders (antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic)

Cluster B personality disorders (antisocial, borderline, histrionic, narcissistic)

Learning medicine is hard work! Osmosis makes it easy. It takes your lectures and notes to create a personalized study plan with exclusive videos, practice questions and flashcards, and so much more. Try it free today! If you were asked to describe a friend’s personality, you might describe them as generally being a creative type, …

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Somatic symptom disorder – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Somatic symptom disorder – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Somatic symptom disorder, which used to be called somatization or somatoform disorder, involves having physical symptoms that aren’t explained by any known physical or mental disorder – in other words, symptoms that can’t be explained. That said, individuals aren’t ‘faking’ the symptoms, these symptoms are real and often made worse by the fact that they …

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