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a state of well-being in which each individual is able to realize his or her own potential, cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and make a contribution to the community

Mental health

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a clinically significant behavioral or psychological syndrome marked by the patient’s distress, disability, or the risk of suffering disability or loss of freedom

Mental illness

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a conceptual line used to represent levels of mental health and mental illness that vary from person to person and vary for a particular person over time

Mental health continuum

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What are the causes of mental illness?

• Biological
• Family of origin/learned response
• Environmental factors
• Stress
• Abuse/trauma

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Compliance and availability can be barriers to this type of therapy

Pharmacologic therapy

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“talking” therapy like one-to-one therapy, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral therapy, etc.

Psychotherapeutic interventions

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What is the first axis on a multi-axial diagnosis?

Clinical disorders

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Second axis on multi-axial diagnosis

Personality Disorders and Mental Retardation

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Third axis on multi-axial diagnosis

General Medical Conditions

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Fourth axis on multi-axial diagnosis

Psychosocial and Environmental Problems

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Fifth axis on multi-axial diagnosis

Global Assessment of Functioning

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a mental and emotional disorder that affects only part of the personality, is accompanied by a less distorted perception of reality than in a psychosis, does not result in disturbance of the use of language, and is accompanied by various physical, physiological, and mental disturbances (Merriam-webster dictionary); functional mental disorders involving distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations, whereby behavior is not outside socially acceptable norms

Neurosis

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an extreme response to psychological or physical stressors that leads to pronounced distortion or disorganization of affective response, psychomotor function, and behavior. Reality testing is impaired, as evidenced by hallucinations and delusions

Psychosis

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this specialty area in nursing and core mental health profession promotes mental health through the nursing process in the treatment of mental health problems and psychiatric disorders

Psychiatric mental health nursing

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the provision of health care through methods which are not face-to-face but rather through an electronic medium

Electronic health care

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communicates to the patient and upholds their rights and confidentiality, reports abuse and neglect

Patient advocate

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law in 1996 that made it illegal for companies with more than 50 employees to limit annual or lifetime dollar mental benefits for physical illness

Mental Health Parity

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benefits for 65 and older and disabled

Medicare

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pays mental health care costs for people who have extreme financial need

Medicaid

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may be awarded to individuals who worked a required length of time, paid into SS and disabled for 12 + months

SSDI

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benefits based on economic need

SSI

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for people who have actively served in the armed forces

VA benefits

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First step in nursing process

Assessment

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Second step in nursing process

Diagnosis

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Third step in nursing process

Outcome Identification

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Fourth step in nursing process

Planning

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Fifth step in nursing process

Implementation

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Sixth step in nursing process

Evaluation

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First phase of General Adaptation Syndrome: fight or flight stage of intense stress that cannot be sustained for a long period

Alarm

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Second phase of General Adaptation Syndrome: optimal resistance to the stressor occurs during this stage

Resistance/Adaptation