DISCUSSION RESPONSE 1
Case Study B -Jennifer
I agree with theassertion that Lizzie was manifesting psychological impairments. Infact, she did not have any physiological complications. Hercomplaints concerned her interactions with fellow employees.Consequently, she felt isolated and frequently declined to interactwith others since she felt that no one would understand herfrustrations. Also, she was convinced that none of her workmatescould provide a permanent solution to her problems. Furthermore,environmental factors played a significant role in her decision towithdraw from OT groups. Her demeanor had caused other workers toavoid interacting with her. For example, she made frequent remarks todiscredit the contributions of her fellow workers. Additionally,Lizzie had a negative attitude towards her ability to recover fromthe poor emotional state. Hopelessness and depression had becomefundamental aspects of her personality (MacRae, 2013). Consequently,Lizzie’s attitude needed some adjustments before she could regainsome perspective and joy in her life.
Case Study A -Lindsay
I concur with the assumption that James’s inactive lifestyle had asignificant impact on his physical impairments. In this regard, hissymptoms were reduced when he used antipsychotic medication (MacRae &Andonian, 2013). The patient’s failure to participate in programsand complete school activities were caused by his inability toconcentrate on immediate tasks. Subsequently, communication barriersoccur since his ability to sustain interactions is weak. Granted,environmental factors also hinder James from making notable progress.For example, he lacks the invaluable contribution of a loving andsupportive family. James is incapacitated in that he cannot functionwithout help from other people. Consequently, he lives in a constantstate of loneliness while lacking interest in the hustle of dailylife. Moreover, I agree that expressive activities would help Jamesto increase his confidence and allow him to participate in socialevents.
MacRae, A. (2013). Diagnosis and Psychopathology. In Psychosocialoccupational therapy: An evolving practice (3rd ed., pp.166-191).Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning.
MacRae, A & Andonian, L. (2013). Schizophrenia. In Psychosocialoccupational therapy: An evolving practice (3rd ed., pp.192-220).Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning.