Explain how the disease affects the structure and function of the brain. Explain how changes in the brain due to the disease affect learning and memory, incorporating recent research findings into your description.

Question 7

You have been asked by a local senior center to conduct a presentation regarding culturally competent responses to Alzheimer’s patients (or others diagnosed with a neurological disease associated with dementia) by mental health professionals. For this discussion, prepare an informational flyer to support this presentation. Include the following: Explain how the disease affects the structure and function of the brain. Explain how changes in the brain due to the disease affect learning and memory, incorporating recent research findings into your description. Summarize the potential for ageism to affect the quality of care that an Alzheimer’s patient might receive from a mental health professional. Suggest ways for mental health professionals, patients, and family members to collaborate effectively in prioritizing the patient’s management of the disease. Use at least three scholarly references to support your argument. You may opt to make this flyer two pages. Focus on the content rather than the formatting and graphics.

Question 8

For this discussion, write 500–1000 words in which you consider traumatic brain injury localized to the pre-frontal cortex. Note: The response for this discussion is considerably more extensive than a typical discussion response. Plan your time accordingly. Analyze the relationship between emotion and behavior. In other words, how does human emotion drive behavior? Does behavior affect emotion? Recommend 3–4 evidence-based interventions and coping mechanisms for victims and their families who are trying to deal with the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury. Support your analysis and recommendations with at least three scholarly references. Cite your sources using standard APA guidelines.

Question 9

For this discussion: Locate and read a recent, full-text article from the Capella library that examines how schizophrenia relates to genetics or brain chemistry. Contrast the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia and explain why it is thought these different symptoms might have a different physiological foundation. Discuss any cultural aspects involved in working with and providing treatment to a client with schizophrenia. Cite your source using standard APA guidelines.

For this discussion: Locate and read a recent, full-text article from the Capella library that explores the biological foundation of panic. Summarize the article briefly, discussing the symptoms of panic disorder. Answer what are the biological correlates of panic. Cite your source using standard APA guidelines.

Question 10

For this discussion: Locate and read a recent, full-text article from the Capella Library on a drug (for example, heroin or Prozac), its behavioral correlates, and its place in the pharmacopoeia. Summarize the major effects of the drug based on your literature review and the text readings.  Link these effects to the various receptors that have been identified in brain. Distinguish between physical and psychological addiction. Cite your source using standard APA guidelines.

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