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Psychological illnesses - the causes and effects of a brain aneurysm

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´╗┐There are many different Types of Psychological illnesses that affect the individuals in many different ways. I am going to discuss the illness, treatment and diagnosis of two different individuals who have been affected by these illnesses. I have chosen to do two different case studies, for my first case study I have chosen to use my dad and his psychological illness. My dad got diagnosed with black widow syndrome of the brain, this is due to an aneurysm is the brain. My second case study is the psychological illness of my late grandmother, cervical cancer. For each of these case studies I have interviewed the person/carer involved and also used medical reports in my findings. The first psychological illness I am going to discuss and evaluate is a brain aneurysm that remained anonymous in the brain until it ruptured. There are four blood vessels in the brain, they have smaller vessels which branch out and provide the brain with blood. It is possible for the vessels to become weakened this can be when the vessels all become combined or split. ...read more.


Some people lose their ability of speech and require speech and language therapy while others may lose the power and feeling in side of their body opposite to where the aneurysm ruptured. In 2007 my dad was in a serious car accident, on arrival to the hospital he had brain scans and had a suspected broken back. In further tests it was revealed that he had none of the above. Dad had begun to have headaches soon after, but nothing was thought of, and it was brushed off. Later in 2010 while in the queue to Glastonbury festival dad had a ?blackout?, dad picked himself up and once again ignored it and put it down to being stood in the queue for a long while. Finally in June 2011 while at a family gathering dad took another blackout, this time it was fatal and he collapsed and banged his head on the concrete slabs, dad begun to bleed from his mouth, nose and ears. My mum then resuscitated him while waiting for the ambulance to arrive, dad was then admitted to Weston general hospital at 11pm and was told by a health care ...read more.


He was unable to remember who his own children were only recognizing my mum. Eventually this improved, but he still has no short term memory and continues to see the psychologist. The psychotherapist was used to help with support with his mobility as he had lost the ability in his right side, he gradually begun to build up his strength and was able to walk again. The speech and language therapy again also tested the ability with words and memory for example using books with just pictures like that used for children with pictures and people have to say what they are. After being in hospital for a total of 5 months he was discharged into the care of my mum and family. Coming back into normality was the most difficult time of our lives, watching this man who had been the man of the house, independent and the main provider for our family turn into this person who was unable to take him to the toilet, unable to be the independent person he was before the aneurysm. The man who had never had a day off work for as long as I could remember, now unable to work and had developed epilepsy. ...read more.

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