NURS341 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Panic Attack

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Mental health A state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own
potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make
a otriutio to her or his ouity
- A state of well-being in which you are a contributing meber to society
- Ability to cope with stressors in life
Reducing panic attack:
- Reduce stimuli
- Instruct someone on breathing pattern
- Short simple sentences
- Pharmacotherapy (benzo)
- Orientate them to the here ad ow, you are safe, I a here with you
- Stay with them
Distinguish between Anxiety and fear?
- Anxiety is a response to something
- Fear is a response to an environmental stressor
Signs and symptoms of psychiatric goes after safety needs
- Ex. positive symptoms with schizophrenia goes after safety needs
Prority examples:
Bipolar ex.
- Risk of injury
- Risk for sel or other directed violence
- Imbalanced nutriention
- Social interaction
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