Psychiatric Mental Health - Disorders, part 40: Paraphilic Disorders

Psychiatric Mental Health, part 40: Disorders - Paraphilic Disorders

October 02, 2023 2 min read

The difference between paraphilia and paraphilic disorders. Some of the main paraphilic disorders, including: exhibitionism, voyeurism, fetishism, frotteurism, sexual sadism, sexual masochism, and pedophilia.
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Psychiatric Mental Health - Disorders, part 39: Substance Use Disorders

Psychiatric Mental Health, part 39: Disorders - Substance Use Disorders

September 25, 2023 4 min read

Addiction and substance use disorders. Important terminology regarding addiction, including: intoxication, tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal. Alcohol use disorder, including the signs and symptoms of intoxication, signs and symptoms of withdrawal, signs and symptoms of delirium tremens, nursing care of a patient experiencing alcohol withdrawal, and treatment to promote alcohol abstinence. Opioid use disorder, including the signs and symptoms of intoxication, signs of toxicity (i.e., opioid overdose), the antidote for opioids, signs of opioid withdrawal, and treatment of opioid use disorder. Finally, stimulant use disorder, including the signs and symptoms of intoxication, signs and symptoms of toxicity, signs and symptoms of withdrawal, and treatment of stimulant use disorder.
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Psychiatric Mental Health - Disorders, part 38: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia vs. Delirium

Psychiatric Mental Health, part 38: Disorders - Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia vs. Delirium

September 18, 2023 4 min read

Alzheimer's disease and reviews the differences between dementia and delirium. The symptoms of early-stage, moderate-stage, and late-stage Alzheimer's disease, along with other symptoms associated with dementia, such as confabulation, preservation, and sundowning. The diagnosis, treatment, and nursing care of a patient with Alzheimer's disease. Important teaching regarding home safety. Finally, key differences between dementia and delirium.
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