Hello i need a Briefly, Good and Positive Comment for this post.Thank you. I need at least two references.
Top of Form
Practicum Experience: Addiction Issues and Depression
Treating substance and addiction disorders is an important step in helping the patient return to normal life. Fuentes & Hoffman (2016) explain that many patients may be suffering from growing addiction-related issues at younger ages than historically known. In my practicum experience, there have been patients that have comorbid symptoms including depression, anxiety, fatigue, and in extreme cases agoraphobia. When these patients present for the treatment they may not know the root cause of their condition nor all the comorbid symptoms. In some cases, the initial meeting establishes the scope of their condition as well as incumbent challenges they may not have identified earlier. This sets the parameters for a treatment approach that is relevant and specific to their needs.
One patient that I met during practicum was a 43-year old caucasian male. He had lost his job during the early months of the year and was experiencing depression as a result of it. There are a lot of issues his family has faced resulting in him downsizing and moving in with his mother. The relationship between the two of them and the pressure to care for his ill father has added stress to the situation further. Aside from these problems he has developed an addiction to alcohol frequently having drinks several times throughout the day.
These conditions and the patient’s perspective of hopelessness are some of the persisting circumstances in his life. These problems have continued for more than six months and have contributed to a sense of loss and a lack of self-worth. He used to be creative and make art projects with friends or coworkers. However, this has not been possible as he feels there is ‘no point to anything’. Instead, he has taken larger drinks more frequently over the past year. This was a remarkable example of his growing sense of despair that interferes with activities that may have been fun in the past. Davis et al. (2017) explain it is important to diagnose comorbid conditions early on to improve chances for patient improvement. According to DSM-V, the patient could have Major Depressive Disorder as well as Alcohol Use Disorder. With only three symptoms persisting for the specified amount of time the case would be mild.
For this patient, two treatment options were suggested. Psychological therapy was offered on a weekly basis to help the patient rectify some of their underlying issues while addressing depression. In my experience, cognitive behavioral therapy is the most interesting because it offers a good solution for long-term symptom management. Acamprosate is a relatively new medication that makes the desire to drink lower for the patient. Choi et al. (2019) demonstrate the ability for this treatment to improve the chances of changing alcohol abuse over time. This is medication best regulated with small doses initially and increased based on how well the patient can handle it. At these early stages, the patient is willing to take the medication and will return for follow-up changes with treatment in the future.
Choi, B. Y., Lee, S. H., Choi, H. C., Lee, S. K., Yoon, H. S., Park, J. B., … & Suh, S. W. (2019). Alcohol dependence treating agent, acamprosate, prevents traumatic brain injury-induced neuron death through vesicular zinc depletion. Translational Research, 207, 1-18.
Davis, E. C., Rotheram-Borus, M. J., Weichle, T. W., Rezai, R., & Tomlinson, M. (2017). Patterns of alcohol abuse, depression, and intimate partner violence among township mothers in South Africa over 5 years. AIDS and Behavior, 21(2), 174-182.
Fuertes, J. N., & Hoffman, A. (2016). Alcohol consumption and abuse among college students: Alarming rates among the best and t
Bottom of Form
Why Work with Us
Top Quality and Well-Researched Papers
We always make sure that writers follow all your instructions precisely. You can choose your academic level: high school, college/university or professional, and we will assign a writer who has a respective degree.
Professional and Experienced Academic Writers
We have a team of professional writers with experience in academic and business writing. Many are native speakers and able to perform any task for which you need help.
Free Unlimited Revisions
If you think we missed something, send your order for a free revision. You have 10 days to submit the order for review after you have received the final document. You can do this yourself after logging into your personal account or by contacting our support.
Prompt Delivery and 100% Money-Back-Guarantee
All papers are always delivered on time. In case we need more time to master your paper, we may contact you regarding the deadline extension. In case you cannot provide us with more time, a 100% refund is guaranteed.
Original & Confidential
We use several writing tools checks to ensure that all documents you receive are free from plagiarism. Our editors carefully review all quotations in the text. We also promise maximum confidentiality in all of our services.
24/7 Customer Support
Our support agents are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and committed to providing you with the best customer experience. Get in touch whenever you need any assistance.
Try it now!
How it works?
Follow these simple steps to get your paper done
Place your order
Fill in the order form and provide all details of your assignment.
Proceed with the payment
Choose the payment system that suits you most.
Receive the final file
Once your paper is ready, we will email it to you.
No need to work on your paper at night. Sleep tight, we will cover your back. We offer all kinds of writing services.
No matter what kind of academic paper you need and how urgent you need it, you are welcome to choose your academic level and the type of your paper at an affordable price. We take care of all your paper needs and give a 24/7 customer care support system.
Admission Essays & Business Writing Help
An admission essay is an essay or other written statement by a candidate, often a potential student enrolling in a college, university, or graduate school. You can be rest assurred that through our service we will write the best admission essay for you.
Our academic writers and editors make the necessary changes to your paper so that it is polished. We also format your document by correctly quoting the sources and creating reference lists in the formats APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago / Turabian.
If you think your paper could be improved, you can request a review. In this case, your paper will be checked by the writer or assigned to an editor. You can use this option as many times as you see fit. This is free because we want you to be completely satisfied with the service offered.