However, the screening of patients for these conditions necessitates the inclusion of brief screening questions into a health systems review at the medical visit because patients may be embarrassed or unwilling to show concerns or talk about their mental distress or health. The inclusion of the questions into the health systems review can help to facilitate early discovery and intervention and communicating to patients about concerns on their overall health. Many people with these mental conditions tend be unwilling to consult their care providers because of the stigma linked to the conditions and the lack of effective treatments available (Haddad, Buszewicz & Murphy, n.d.).
The other approach that can be taken to screen for these conditions is to administer validated screening measures in the waiting room. In this case, the screening measures even as brief scales have been identified to be effective in discovering the problems. The validated screen measures are very helpful in identifying these conditions because they are usually practical in high volume centres with regards to the distribution, gathering, and scoring the scale.
In handling these situations, I will conduct validated screening measures in the waiting room to help the patients recognize symptoms or difficulties. This will be followed by further examination to determine severity, level of interference, and persistence.
Early Clinical Intervention:
The second step in dealing with these patient conditions is early intervention in the clinic to help the patient. The process of early intervention in clinic is geared towards normalizing the experience through explaining the condition and common occurrence with chronic illness or acute symptoms, especially if the patient has difficulty in coping with the condition. Early clinical intervention is an important step in this process since effective coping can enhance health, functioning, and equality of life. Moreover, this stage enables the care giver or nurse to emphasize the need to deal with these concerns about mental health.
When carrying out this stage, the process will focus on practical problem-solving and involving the patient in valued and enjoyable daily activities despite of emotional distress since effective approaches...
However, for more severe or interfering symptoms of these conditions on a patient, early clinical treatment will incorporate the use of more specific treatment. The determination of the appropriate clinical intervention requires reviewing treatment options with the patient.
Management and Treatment:
After conducting early clinical intervention, management and treatment of the conditions is important though the determination of appropriate treatment is the severity of the condition. Nonetheless, effective treatment can significantly help patients to recover must faster while minimizing the pain and cost associated with the disease ("Special Mental Disorders," n.d.). The management and treatment for these conditions involve active monitoring, health education, and simple interventions.
The special mental disorders such as cognitive impairment, anxiety, angry, and depression are critical conditions that require effective management and treatment. This process of managing and treating the conditions needs the use of evidence-based practices.
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