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Mental Health

1. Panic attack

Abrupt experience of intense fear and discomfort, consumer feels a sudden elevation of fear, may occur anytime. Consumer having the attack show’s physical symptoms such as dizzines and palpitation.

How it relates to or affects my clinical practice:

If the consumer is having panic attack the nurse can calm the consumer and the nurse can assisst the consumer through out the episode of the attack.

Refrences: Barlow, D. And Durand, M. (2008). Abnormal psychologyan integrative aprouch. (Fifth edition., 121-124). Canada: Wadsworth.

Sims, A. (2003). Symptoms in the mind., An introduction to descriptive psychopathology. (Third edition.,328). New England: Saundres.

2. Phobia

Consumer shows unreasonable and unexplained fear of a certain animal, insect, place, situation. Some people may feel an extreme fear of riding a bus or a train. Some shows excessive fear towards a large crowd.

How it relates to or affects my clinical practice:

A nurse understand that a certain people has fears, everybody has a phobia, understanding the consumer’s feeling will be helpfull and will promote an open communication to discuss such fear inorder to resolve it.

Refrences: Nevid, J. And Rathus, S. (2006). Abnormalpsychology in changing world. (sixth edition.,52-191). New Jersey: Pearson.

Sims, A. (2003). Symptoms in the mind., An introduction to descriptive psychopathology.(Third edition.,308-401). New England. Saunders.

3. Delirium

Consumer with delirium show’s detachment with the environment, unaware of specific…...

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