There are specific challenges to consider regarding the work of
mental health professionals that care for patients with multiple
diagnoses. They pertain to the definition of what constitutes dual
diagnosis, the extension of this category (e.g., triple diagnosis), and
the scope of services that should be provided to this population.
While exploring this week’s readings, consider problems associated
with comorbidities and evaluate how systems-based approach can be
helpful to conceptualize different intersections among various mental
health disorders, physical issues, and other difficulties (e.g., low
Be sure to review this week’s resources carefully. You are expected
to apply the information from these resources when completing your
discussion. Review the materials carefully and submit the required
assignment before 11:59 pm Arizona time on Sunday.
For a quick overview of some of the common symptoms of dementia spectrum disorders, view the following video: Dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders (ADRD).
Create an outline for a support group that you would like to set up
for either professional caregivers or family caregivers of a person with
a neurocognitive disorder. Your outline should include the following:
- Targeted population
- Format of a support group
- How you are planning to recruit the participant
- Possible topics/activities that you are planning to include as part of your support group