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1

behavioural/mental health is the single largest area of practice for RTs employing ___% of all nationally certified practitioners

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2

define mental illness

refers collectively to all of the diagnosable mental disorders. mental disorders are characterized by abnormalities in cognition emotion or mood or the highest integrative aspects of behaviour such as social interactions or planning of future activities

3

what are the approaches to classification and diagnosis

diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (DSM-5)
published by the American psychiatric association

international statistical classification of diseases and related health problems (ICD-10)
published by the WHO

4

what is schizophrenia

marked by psychotic features such as delusions hallucinations disorganized thought and speech and disorganized or abnormal motor behaviour

5

what are mood and affective disorders

major depressive disorder- symptoms such as depressed mood, diminished interest in previously satisfying activities significant change in weight ect
bipolar disorder - a persons experiences episodes of depression and or mania

6

what are anxiety stress and trauma related disorders

characterized by fear and anxiety associated with situations that are not currently dangerous
anxiety is associated with real or imagined threat in the future

7

what are trauma related disorders

PTSD is one disorder in this group associated with obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours are also included within this group of disorders

8

what are behavioural disorders

principally identified through patterns of behaviour that are dysfunctional and may or may not be distressing to the individual such as eating disorders sleep disorders and sexual dysfunction

9

what are personality disorders

characterized by patterns of experience and behaviour that are markedly different from the expectations of ones culture and situation

10

what do personality disorders include

antisocial
avoidant
borderline
narcissistic
obsessive-compulsive
schizotypal

11

what is serious mental illness

recognizes that the experience is pervasive in both duration and impact and affects multiple areas of functioning
have impairment that affect major life areas
the majority of persons with serious mental illness have diagnoses of schizophrenia spectrum disorder or bipolar disorder (sometimes include major anxiety and depression)

12

what are the commonly sought outcomes (three domains)

clinical status
functional status
subjective well being