Mental Health Problems

DIRECTORY


Anxiety Disorders 

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Dementia 

Depression

Elder Suicide

 
Medicare and Mental Health

Music and Dementia

 

 


INTRODUCTION


This section will help you to be more familiar with the language that therapists use. It will not help you to diagnose yourself or others.

Consider the following:

1. When you speak with someone identify or ask for the symptoms (what is this person doing).

2. What is this person doing that is different or a change?

3. Ask for or identify the symptoms with descriptive words/phrases (she stays in bed all day; he thinks I am stealing his possessions; she doesn't remember what she did this morning, etc.).

4. How long have the symptoms been going on (when did they start)?

5. Gather as much information as you can but don't delay action.

6. You don't have to be a therapist to report behavior that is different or new.

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