Scenario 2 Mental Health field
A service user who left home at 16 and struggled emotionally and financially suffered a psychotic breakdown at the age of 19. The service user was sectioned (taken to hospital under the Mental Health Act) and diagnosed with schizophrenia. She had a further breakdown at the age of 25 and was sectioned again following which she spent several years as a patient at a day hospital.
She is now back at home with her parents and her symptoms are controlled by a drug called Risperidone. She does not like taking this because of the side effects and also self-medicates with alcohol. She feels isolated and is worried about gaining weight.
introduction: brief of the scenario without wasting words on repeating the scenario
explain what integrated healthcare is all about
what are the stigma of schizophrenia
address what the medication is doing in her body, how medication can affect her
address effect of missing the medication
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