Mood Disorders: Mental Health

Moods occur from specific experiences in our lives that we relate to an emotion or feeling too. Alterations occur in our emotions that cause mood disorders. These alterations cause psychological effects manifested from either depression or mania. Moods can be elevated or depressive and can cycle between the two. Mood disorders often go undetected and…

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Community Health Nursing: Unit Two

Community Health Nursing Community health nursing is a huge umbrella term with many different roles and specialties. Some specialties in community health include home health nursing, public health nursing, mental health nursing, occupational nursing, school nursing, and correctional nursing (works with inmates). Forensic nursing is a new category that works with emergency departments. Parish nurse…

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Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders

Individuals are addicted to drugs for many reasons mainly for pleasurable effects. Substances alter mental status, improve performance, relieve boredom, and to self medicate a mental disorder. Addiction is a chronic relapsing and treatable medical condition. It is most prevalent in all mental conditions. Addiction is a disease of the brain and not a judgment…

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Community Nursing Explained: Unit One

Community Nursing applies to all nurses who work in, as well as with the community in a variety of areas such as public health, home health, and occupational health. First adopted in 2003, The Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice has reinforced community nursing as a specialty field of practice within nursing. This form…

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Mental Health Explained

Mental health is a huge umbrella term that is interpreted differently by each individual. The Mental Health Commission of Canada defines mental health as “a state of wellbeing in which the individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to…

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