Stress, anxiety, depression, dementia, sleep disorders, and a host of medications can wreak havoc on patients' appetite. Cravings for salt, sugar, and fat can easily undermine even the best efforts to manage hypertension, diabetes, and weight. This seminar on Understanding Cravings and Emotions is designed to help Health Professionals gain insight into this complex clinical and social dilemma. Health Professionals will also appreciate practical suggestions for creating healthier routines, using specific foods, meals, and snacks to stabilize mood, and learning how to recognize emotional eating in patients.
Whether the patient is an elderly widow struggling to stay in his/her own home or a retiring combat veteran with a serious brain injury, Health Professionals are constantly asked to navigate an increasingly complex system with less help, fewer resources, and almost impossible expectations. This seminar “Understanding Dementia” will help Health Professionals better understand the physical, mental, & emotional consequences of conditions ranging from sports related injuries in adolescents to Alzheimer’s in the frail elderly. Health professionals completing this course will also gain insights into the stress, anxiety, and depression that often plague dementia patients and their families. Incorporating these insights into daily practice and sharing this information with colleagues, staff, and caregivers can enhance quality of life for everyone involved.
Describes several meanings for the term “emotion.” Defines the relation between emotions and the brain. Explains the relation between thinking and emotions. Explains anger, envy, jealousy, sadness, depression and stress and discuss steps that can be taken to handle each of these emotions. Describes what is meant by “positive emotions” and how they can be enhanced.
This book is a practical, accessible guide for any professional who serves people with serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizo-affective disorder or severe bipolar disorder. The objective as well as subjective symptoms and experiences of people struggling with these illnesses is described. The treatments and course of the illnesses are
Identifies the most prevalent forms of depression. Identifies the symptoms of depression and mania. Identifies the differences in presentation across age groups and sexes. Compares the theories of depression. Evaluates depression treatment modalities.
Discusses the physiology of sleep. Characterizes healthy sleep patterns. Identifies the different types of insomnia. Discusses women’s sleep problems across their life cycle. Identify treatments for insomnia including optimal sleep hygiene, behavioral methods, and pharmaceuticals.