Study on Mental Health Practice

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Running head: MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE1Mental Health PracticeStudent’s NameDate of Submission
MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE2"If one accepts that certain psychotic symptoms are amplified disturbances of the cognitiveprocesses explored in the exercises, the frequency of these states in the community adds furtherevidence for a continuum between psychosis and ordinary mind."Generally, there does not exists any much difference between an ordinary mind and apsychotic mind. This is because it is possible to find an ordinary mind going throughextraordinary things. For instance, an adult man can be going through all the rooms in his housewith claims that he is hearing the voice of a deceased relative, hence following it. This soundsquite abnormal but it occurs, indicating a new emerging experience which suggests that there is acontinuum between an ordinary mind and psychosis, and hence difficulties by clinicians inhandling these conditions. In most cases, the clinicians interview patients in order to make adiagnosis but patients may view the interview as labelling and hence withdraw from seekingtreatment. This is true because there are some psychotic symptoms which may manifest amongpatients such as delusions and hallucinations, who have not been diagnosed with mentalillnesses. According to this statement, since there are increased cases of the psychotic behaviors,it calls for a need for continuous efforts by clinicians to make distinct differences betweennormal minds and psychotic minds, though they may be presenting with similar symptoms.Bearing the understanding that psychotic symptoms involves the increased cognitivedisturbances, then clinicians can use analogues to psychosis about themselves so that the patientfinds it easy to speak about their condition because they have known that the doctor has also hada similar experience. In most cases however, patients with psychotic symptoms may isolatethemselves with fears that the clinicians might label them as mentally ‘ill’. Since no claims in the
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