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Alzheimers Disease -The Nursing Process

Alzheimers Disease -The Nursing Process

Alzheimer’s disease—or senile dementia of the Alzheimer’s type—is a chronic, progressive, irreversible, and degenerative brain/neurologic disorder that begins insidiously accompanied by profound effects on memory, cognition, ability for self-care and disturbances in behavior and affect (Smeltzer & Bare, 2004). Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is ubiquitous to the geriatric stage of the life of man. Patients with […]

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

    Schizophrenia is the most common and disabling of the psychotic disorders. Its etiology came from a physiologic malfunctioning of the brain. It affects all races and is common in men than in women as well as those in the lower socioeconomic status. It came from the Greek words, schizo meaning split and phrene meaning […]

Hypochondriasis Disorder

Hypochondriasis Disorder

The 5 Specific Somatoform disorders Somatoform disorders are psychiatric illnesses characterized by the presence of physical symptoms suggesting medical condition that cannot be explained by an actual physical disorder. The five specific somatoform disorders are: Somatization disorder. This psychiatric illness is characterized by multiple physical symptoms. It begins at about age 30 extending over several […]