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In a long-term psychiatric setting, self-induced water intoxication may be a life-threatening situation. At first glance, the symptoms or behaviors of self-induced water intoxication are similar to schizophrenia, i.e., inappropriate behavior, delusions, hallucinations, confusion, and disorientation. In some cases, the symptoms of water intoxication mimic… (More)
• Strong family ties, social support networks, and ability to continue traditional subsistence activities are critical reasons why most indigenous people are satisfied with their lives in Arctic communities. • Chukotka is the exception. People there report poorer health, higher levels of social problems, and less local control. • More than two-thirds of… (More)
Depression represents the most common psychiatric disorder in the elderly. Physiological processes can often cause depressive symptoms. The psychiatric nurse provides an important role in assisting the depressed elderly client through interventions, such as talking, exercise, touch, and relaxation.
Death from auto-erotic asphyxiation is a startling phenomenon that is on the rise both in the general population and within psychiatric facilities. While these auto-erotic behaviors may lead to death, it is seldom the client's intention to do harm; rather, the intent is to heighten masturbatory sensations. After describing this phenomenon, the authors… (More)