Understanding Mental Ill Health

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Understand Mental Health

Learners Name: CHERYL BISHOP


Start Date: 04/12/12

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Unit code: CMH 302
Unit reference number: J/602/0103
QCF level: 3
Credit value: 3
This unit aims to provide the learner with knowledge of the main forms of mental health problems according to the psychiatric classification system. Learners also consider the strengths and limitations of this model and look at alternative frameworks for understanding mental distress. The focus of the unit is on understanding the different ways in which mental health problems impact on the individual and others in their social network. It
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Substance-induced disorder is diagnosed when someone experiences psychiatric symptoms that are solely related to substance use or withdrawal.Different substances affect individuals in various ways, but some of the effects seen in intoxication and withdrawal might include impaired judgment, emotional instability, increase or decrease in appetite, or changed sleep patterns/insomnia, fatigue, irritability, sweating, increased heart rate, tremors, nausea and vomiting.EATING DISORDERS:- these include extreme attitudes, behaviours and emotions involving food and weight. The most common eating disorders are; * Anorexia nervosa, People with anorexia nervosa have an extreme fear of gaining weight. They often diet and exercise relentlessly, sometimes to the point of starvation. About one-third to one-half of anorexics also binge and purge by vomiting or misusing laxatives. People with anorexia have a distorted body image, thinking they are overweight when in fact they are underweight. They may count calories obsessively and only allow themselves tiny portions of certain specific foods. When confronted, someone with anorexia will often deny that there’s a problem. * Bulimia Bulimia, also called bulimia nervosa, is another eating disorder, Like anorexia, bulimia is a psychological disorder. Bulimia is characterized by episodes of secretive excessive eating (bingeing) followed by inappropriate methods of weight control, such as self-induced


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