For example, being able to ask for things you want or respond to other's requests.Standards of adaptive behavior are adjusted for age. Beliefs and actions that put a high value on diversity.
It is the loss of dreams and hopes as much as the tangible loss that affects the person.
Some examples may include miscarriage, loss of an important relationship, having to move from your home, or receiving a diagnosis of a mental illness.
ACT services are available to a person with serious mental health conditions as needed and on a regular basis in the community.
Members of an ACT team are multidisciplinary and provide service ranging from medication management to rehabilitation support.
Can take several forms including: selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), tricyclics and monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
A serious mental health disorder that involves a lack of respect for authority and the rights of others.
A small earthquake or tremor that follows a major earthquake.
Aftershocks usually originate at or near the focus of the main earthquakes they follow and can continue for days or months. When behavioral responses to antecedents are linked to desired consequences, these antecedents can serve as a signal to the person to engage in certain types of behavior (called discriminative antecedents).
See related terms: Power of Attorney, Advance Health Care Directive, and Living Will. A condition in which white blood cell counts fall below safe levels. Aided communication approaches include the use of actual objects, communication boards with photographs or symbols, or "high tech" voice output devices that "speak" for the person. It can be a side effect of antipsychotic medication. A person may pace or fidget and appear restless or nervous. Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia among older people.
A person who speaks up and is active in working toward equal rights, opportunities, and respect for another person or groups of people. It can be mild to very serious feelings of sensitivity. It involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language.
Example: an "accessible van" means that there is a wheel chair lift and handrails so that persons with disabilities may be able to get in and out of the van.