If you have been able to set up the movie (above), begin the session by briefly explaining what has happened in the movie up to the part you are going to show. Play the part of the movie indicated. Afterward, allow for discussion. Ask participants to imagine how it feels to see or hear people or things that don’t exist. Encourage them to put themselves in the place of someone with mental illness and think about the difficulties the mentally ill face in their daily lives.
Work through the learning guide with the participants, discussing the symptoms and characteristics of each type of mental disorder. Emphasize that participants should learn to recognize signs of mental illness and report them to a medical professional. If you have clients with any of these disorders, you might want to discuss their care at this time.
Review the treatment options and medications presented in the learning guide and discuss the care measures required for people who take medicines for mental illness.
Conclusion: Participants who take the test and score at least ten correct answers may receive a certificate of achievement. Test answers: 1. brain. 2. d. all of the above.
- True. 4. False. 5. depression. 6. False. 7. obsessive-compulsive. 8. False. 9. True. 10. antipsychotic; schizophrenia. 11. True. 12. dementia. 13. dry mouth, constipation, appetite changes, weight gain, blurred vision, drowsiness, loss of sexual function. 14. mania.
What Will You Learn?
- Recognize symptoms of mental illness.
- Describe characteristics of mental illness.
- List treatments and care measures for mental illness.
- Discuss medicines used in the treatment of mental illnesses.
TYPES OF MENTAL DISORDERS
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