Miami Dade College Nursing and the Aging Family Discussion Board

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Question 1: Week 7 Discussion Question: Chapter 29, Mental Health Disorders

  • Hypochondriasis can be a problem for older adults. What situations contribute to hypochondriasis and what interventions can nurses provide that will address this problem in older adults?

Please use your textbook as, at least, one reference:

  • Eliopoulos, Charlotte; Gerontological Nursing (9th Ed. 2018). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • American psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th Edition). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

Question 2: Week 7 Discussion Question: Chapter 29, Mental Health Disorders

  • Many older adults are prescribed psychotropic medications. What are the side effects of these medications and how do they impact the normal aging older adult?

Please use your textbook as, at least, one reference:

  • Eliopoulos, Charlotte; Gerontological Nursing (9th Ed. 2018). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • American psychological Association (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (6th Edition). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

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Discussion Board Nursing and the Aging Family
Question 1: Week 7 Discussion Question: Chapter 29, Mental Health Disorders
Hypochondriasis is a mental health condition identified as illness anxiety disorder, health
phobia, or health anxiety (Eliopoulos, 2019). A hypochondriac person excessively worries that
they are or may seriously get ill. Though there are no physical indications that they are ill or
medical examinations do not reveal any serious medical condition, they are pretty much
disturbed. Older people are particularly prone to hypochondria (Barnett et al., 2019). The severity
of this condition usually escalates when a person is under too much time stress and increasing
age. Typically, older women are prone to become hypochondriac compared to older men.
Individuals might perceive the normal body sensations or minor symptoms as indications of
severe illness.
The perception or behavior is accompanied by over obsession with personal health s...


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