Schizophrenia is a severe chronic and disabling mental disorder that is characterized by a breakdown in brain and deprived emotional reactions. The most common symptoms include; lack of emotion, delusions like paranoia, hearing of other voices that other people do not hear, disorganized when thinking as well as lack of motivation (Thomas, 1988).
Diagnosis depends on pragmatic behaviors and the person’s described experiences.
Discuss bizarre behaviors.
Bizarre behavior is strange/ abnormal/weird behavior .Psychologically it is a mental disorder normally a psychotic one like schizophrenia. People with schizophrenia show bizarre behaviors such as gorging on food from trash and weird clothing. Researcher’s states that harmful emotions like shame and embarrassment, hopelessness are the main causative factors to bizarre eating behaviors.
Depression in the context of a mental disorder
Major/clinical/unipolar/ recurrent depression disorder is a mental disorder that is characterized by a persistence and persuasive low mood which is associated by low self esteem and a loss of pleasure in mostly enjoyable activities. Depressive disorder is a hindering condition that harmfully affects a person’s school life, family, work eating habits and sleeping habits as well as health in general. The source of depression is alleged to be psychosocial, environmental, biochemical and genetic (Brent, Poling & Goldstein, 2011).
Behavioral symptoms of someone who is depressed
Depression is a natural disorder that is characterized by one having insomnia, hopelessness, sadness, irritability, insomnia, fatigue, weight change, feelings of guilt, difficulty concentrating, and loss of interest in usual activities. Depression can cause thoughts of one wanting to commit suicide, agitation, and anxiety and panic attacks. Some may go looking for ways to escape the situation they may prefer to take alcohol or drugs.
Emotional and mental symptoms of a subject with depression
Thoughts of committing suicide and death, the person’s types of thoughts differ from some wish they were dead, and the world was better without them. Others come up with precise plans to hurt themselves. : Lack of concentration and sleep or sleeping more. One may lose appetite or adds weight. Some withdraw from family and even from work. One becomes forgetful and feels cranky (Miller, 2009).
What are some of the major risks with depression?
A person’s risk factors of developing depression include; Family history for instance in bipolar disorder; medical conditions such as diabetics increases the risk ;Hormonal and stress factors increases a person’s risk to have depression. Substance abuse is also another risk factor. Psychologists consider that depression is caused by a mixture of social factors, psychological, and biological. Thus a person’s lifestyle choices, coping skills and relationships are determine more than genetics. However, there are certain risk factors that make one more exposed to depression. They include ;Loneliness; Financial strain; Lack of social support; Early childhood trauma or abuse; Recent stressful life experiences; Alcohol or drug abuse; Family history of depression; Marital or relationship problems; Unemployment or underemployment and Health problems or chronic pain.
Discuss the suicidal type of depression
A person may feel suicide is the only option to escape pain and suffering. He may start giving out his will or giving away his favorite items and has an in appropriate way to say goodbye. The person speaks suicidal statements and has developed a plan and set time for attempt. He might have had previous attempts. He might be reckless in all he does to cause accidents or homicide and even abuse drugs (Brent, Poling & Goldstein, 2011).
Interrogator handles suicide threats from a depressed person
An interrogator should examine the patient and see if he has symptoms that reflect his stage of depression. As an interrogator it is easy to recognize the warning signs. The interrogator should recommend a therapy and counseling together with family and friends support. The therapy depends on the type of depression a person is undergoing through. The therapy teaches the patient on how to handle different scenarios so the he can overcome depression. The interrogator will help the patient to explore his internal world and get near to the real causes and triggers of his depression which is hidden from the consciousness. Bright lights are used to treat several types of depression but most commonly seasonal affective disorder is associated to the lower levels of sunlight in the winter and autumn. The person should be given Antidepressants together with the physiotherapy and counseling (Avenue, 2009).
Danger signs noticeable to evaluate the risk of suicide
An interrogator should look signs like Self-inflicted injuries, for instance cuts, head banging’s and burns. The interrogator should listen to the words the patient speaks of since they have an indirect meaning such as, “I’m going for a very long trip”, or “I want to sleep and I don’t want to ever wake up”.
Steps to take in a risk of a subject committing suicide
Listening to what the patient has to say.
Keep an ear out for indication that they might be thinking to commit suicide
Ask what they are thinking of doing. Maybe to harm themselves
Understand what the problem they are encountering
recognize that many people thinking to commit suicide believe their life is not in their control
Ask the person what is preventing him from committing suicide
Help him to weigh options
convince him on choosing life
make a plan to keep him secure
Follow him through on everything he does
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