Schizophrenia

Katie Inwood
Mind Map by Katie Inwood, updated more than 1 year ago
Katie Inwood
Created by Katie Inwood over 6 years ago
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A - Level Health and Social Care Mind Map on Schizophrenia, created by Katie Inwood on 05/04/2015.

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Schizophrenia
  1. Symptoms
    1. A lack of interest in things
      1. Feeling disconnected from your feelings
        1. Difficulty concentraiting
          1. Wanting to avoid people
            1. Hallucinations
              1. Hearing voices
                1. Dilusions
                  1. Feeling like you need to be proteted
                  2. Causes/triggers
                    1. Genetics - The condition runs in families
                      1. Stress - Phychological trigger for the condition
                        1. Drug abuse - May trigger symptoms of the condition
                        2. Potential Impacts
                          1. Physical
                            1. Patients may harm themselves
                            2. Interlectual
                              1. People who have been diagnosed with the condition at an early age will miss out on school or university whilst they recover. In serious case, the patient will be admitted to psychiatric hospital or ward whilst they recover
                              2. Emotional
                                1. Confused
                                  1. Upset
                                    1. Angry
                                      1. Agitated
                                        1. Suspicioud of others
                                        2. Social
                                          1. The patient may find it difficult to maintain a close emotional and sexual relationship
                                            1. Friends, family and others may be reluctant to interact with the patient
                                              1. Patient may be withdrawn and isolated
                                                1. Majority of contact the patient may have would be with care professionals
                                                  1. Feeling uncomfortable around others
                                                  2. Financial
                                                    1. Unable to work due to not being a fit state of mind - no income for self or for family
                                                  3. Treatments and Managment
                                                    1. Usually treated with an individually tailored combination of therapy and medication
                                                      1. Antipsychotics are usually recommended as the initial treatment for the symptoms of an acute schizophrenic episode. They work by blocking the effect of the chemical dopamine on the brain
                                                        1. Psychological treatment can help people with schizophrenia cope with the symptoms of hallucinations or delusions better. They can also help treat some of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia, such as apathy or a lack of enjoyment
                                                          1. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
                                                            1. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) aims to help you identify the thinking patterns that are causing you to have unwanted feelings and behaviour, and learn to replace this thinking with more realistic and useful thoughts.
                                                            2. Councelling
                                                              1. Arts therapy
                                                                1. Arts therapies are designed to promote creative expression. Working with an arts therapist in a small group or individually can allow you to express your experiences with schizophrenia
                                                                2. Contact and support from community mental health workers
                                                              2. Patient Care Pathway
                                                                          1. Patient Centred Approach
                                                                            1. Putting the patient at the centre of the care process
                                                                              1. The patient needs to be involved with the decision making as an equal partner
                                                                                1. Those involved in the patients care will try to recognise ways in which the patient can take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing
                                                                                  1. Patient will be treated with dignity and respect. This will also help the patient be more engaging and involved in their own care
                                                                                    1. Practitioners will show understanding and compassion as the patient will feel vulnerable
                                                                                      1. The patient will need help to make appropriate health and lifestyle changes to manage their condition
                                                                                      2. Diagnosing
                                                                                        1. If you're experiences an of the symptoms, go to the GP and they will diagnose you with the condition or decide whether your symptoms are due to something else
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