Mental Illness- Part 2
Health Mental Illnesses
What does GAD stand for?
General Anxiety Disorder
What is GAD?
A long lasting anxiety when there is nothing to be anxious about
What are warning signs of GAD?
fatigue, headache, sweating, muscle tension, trembling, increased heart rate: blood pressure races up- out of breath, hot flashes, difficulty swallowing
What are medications used for GAD?
Anti- Anxiety, episodic: only used when you are having it, Xanax and Adivan are episodic. You take them while the attack is happening
What is OCD?
Having persistent and unwelcomed thoughts or images
What do people with OCD think?
They think that something bad will happen if they do not do their routine
What are the disturbing thoughts of OCD called?
In OCD, what is the ritual performed called?
What treatments are used for OCD?
Anti- anxiety meds, behavioral therapy, inpatient, outpatient
What can people get PTSD from?
War, bullying, being in or watching car accidents, natural disaster, death
What are warning signs of PTSD?
Nightmares, flashbacks, emotionally numbness, sleep disturbances, avoiding certain situations: war games, horror movies, fireworks if in war
What are treatments and medications used for PTSD?
Treatments: Individual treatment, group therapy, self- help
Medication: Sleep medication, anti- anxiety
What is panic disorder?
Sudden terror, but something is happening to you
What are warning signs of panic disorder?
Increased Heart Rate,Faintness, Weakness, Dizziness
What are treatments for panic disorder?
Psychotherapy, Medication, Self- Help
Name two cognitive disorders.
Alzheimer's and Dementia
Which cognitive disorder leads to which?
Dementia leads to Alzheimer's
What are symptoms of Dementia/ Alzheimer's?
Forgetfulness, Tiredness, Depression, Confusion
What is the cure for Dementia and Alzheimer's?
There is no cure, only medicines to slow down the process