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glamed January 13th, 2006 06:34 AM

symptom reporting of mental illness
 
Hi

We're currently studying Medical psychology and sociology as part of our second term in Medical school. As part of the first assignment I need to discuss the issue of symptom reporting (ie Iceberg of illness), Consultation triggers, and measuring health and illness in a specific population. The tough bit is trying to relate all the above to Mental illness. What I have down on paper so far sounds rather vague and unsubstanciated.

I would be interested to hear what some of you have to say about said issues.

:confused: :) :confused:

Tamara Suttle January 18th, 2006 01:04 PM

Re: symptom reporting of mental illness
 
Can you elaborate a bit more on what you are looking for? It might be helpful to us in supporting your efforts.

Physicians typically refer clients to me or consult with me in the following situations:
1. Any suspicion or confirmation of self harm or aggression toward others
2. When a patient is so needy / demanding of their time that they cannot efficiently deal with that patient
3. They suspect that the patient is not being honest / truthful with them.
4. They know or suspect that the family / support system is complicating / thwarting treatment
5. Noncompliance with medical treatment which could be anything from inability / lack of motivation / unwillingness to lose weight, increase activity, take meds as prescribed, etc.
6. Repeated visits to the doctor for bladder infections (often coincides with unresolved sexual abuse or abortion issues)
7. Depressed mood
8. Heightened anxiety
9. Signs of chemical use to cope with stress / feelings / situations

These are just a few. Hope they help!

Tamara G. Suttle, M.Ed., LPC
Counseling and Psychology

Castle Rock, CO

sayuri August 16th, 2010 02:31 PM

Re: symptom reporting of mental illness
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by glamed (Post 2628)
Hi

We're currently studying Medical psychology and sociology as part of our second term in Medical school. As part of the first assignment I need to discuss the issue of symptom reporting (ie Iceberg of illness), Consultation triggers, and measuring health and illness in a specific population. The tough bit is trying to relate all the above to Mental illness. What I have down on paper so far sounds rather vague and unsubstanciated.

I would be interested to hear what some of you have to say about said issues.

:confused: :) :confused:

I will be studying this as well in a few weeks. Do you have any resource recommendations for me?


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