• Question: what mental health do you mostly have to deal with

    Asked by 894menb55 to Psychiatry Ward Team, Neel - Psychiatrist, Home Treatment Team, Early Intervention Team, Ed - Mental Health Nurse, Arts Therapy Team on 5 Feb 2019.
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      Sheffield Psychiatry Ward Team answered on 5 Feb 2019:

      Emma here 🙂

      We work on Psychiatric wards working with mentally unwell adults. The patients we care for all have a serious mental illness and are too unwell to be looked after at home. They have conditions ranging from severe depression (or maybe suicide attempts) to bipolar disorder to schizophrenia and more. Sometimes people are admitted because we don’t know what is causing their illness so we need to observe and assess them. Sometimes they have more than one diagnosis.

      We see a mix of all of these conditions, and there are also wards specifically for dementia care as well. No day is the same!

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      Home Treatment Team answered on 5 Feb 2019:

      Home Treatment deals with the full gamut of mental health problems: psychotic disorders, depression, anxiety disorders like OCD, drug and alcohol problems, stress related problems, personality disorder.

    • Photo: Ed Freshwater

      Ed Freshwater answered on 5 Feb 2019:

      The one I see most is anxiety, sometimes mixed with depression.

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      Arts Therapy Team answered on 7 Feb 2019:

      Depression and anxiety are the most common, however for the people we see they may have other illnesses like psychosis, Autism, trauma and or personality difficulties or sadly a combination of all of these.

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      Neel Halder answered on 9 Feb 2019:

      I work with people with autism and brain injury and also people who are deaf. Different people work with different sets of people. I also see a lot of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. If you were a child psychiatrist you would see other things more often.