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MYTHS AND FACTS ABOUT SCHIZOPHRENIA:

schizophreniaThere are common misconceptions about schizophrenia even today, In spite of new developments in the mental health field. Awareness regarding this mental ailment is necessary so as to get a better understanding about the disease and identifying the symptoms at the earliest, in order to seek treatment without delay. Here are common myths along with the facts about SCHIZOPHRENIA.

MYTH 1) Schizophrenia is a split personality or a multiple personality disorder.

FACT 1) Schizophrenia is not a split personality disorder it is in fact a “split from reality” or in other words a break from reality.

MYTH 2) Schizophrenics

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STORY OF A WOMAN ALCOHOLIC

Hi, my name is Tamara and I’m an alcoholic. This statement was very difficult for me to accept. Let me tell you about my journey to Recovery.

I started drinking when I was 18 but I didn’t have a problem then, I only drank socially. I graduated college at 22 and that’s when I started drinking very heavily but still only socially. I got married at 24 and had a beautiful baby girl but that still didn’t stop me from drinking occasionally. I had a baby boy 2 years later and that’s when the real problems started.

My son was

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MYSTERY SURROUNDING NERVOUS BREAKDOWN

The term “nervous breakdown” is sometimes used to describe a stressful situation, in which someone becomes temporarily dysfunctional   in day-to-day life.

 It’s commonly understood to occur when life’s demands become physically and emotionally overwhelming.

 Nervous Breakdown is not a clinical term. There is no psychiatric definition of a nervous breakdown and it has nothing to do with nerves. But that does not mean it is a normal or a healthy response to stress.

It may indicate an underlying mental health problem that needs attention, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, post traumatic stress disorder or something else.

Most

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THE MYSTERIOUS WORLD OF DELUSIONS

Reality according to definition is “a state of things that existed, exist and will exist”. Anything in contrast to this truth is called false, fictional or to be more precise they are called “delusions”.

What exactly are delusions?

They are a strange break from reality, or a false unshakable belief not keeping with a person’s cultural, social and educational background.

Simply it means a belief that is so strong and so firm which is brought about by a distorted thought process that is incorrigible.

There is the “bizarre delusion” which is of strange and implausible kind, which couldn’t

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BINGE DRINKING

It was a carefully planned operation. There were four of them (all men). They met up after a long time. Each had a tale to tell – of what one had been doing for the last eight years. So they decided to have a long, long conversation – stories, anecdotes, chance encounters, limericks, dirty jokes… the works. So they decided to go on a four-day drinking spree.

In other words, a binge drinking session.

They booked a hotel room and paid extra to a waiter to be at their beck and call, 24-hours a day, in case they ran out

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Rehab centre and Importance of Occupational Therapy

It is not easy to be living inside a rehab centre. By the time a person reaches a rehab  centre he has already been failing at life constantly.

Most people in psychiatric rehab centres are suffering from mental ailments and allied problems. Keeping a job is a tough task for them. They are de motivated and sad about their circumstances and life. Treatment in 9 out of 10 patients is paid out of family money.

Given the situation it is safe to say that the major problems that patients are looking at after coming out after rehabilitation program is

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TIPS TO OVERCOME ALCOHOL CRAVING

Craving for alcohol can be explained in simple words as an uncontrollable obsessive desire to consume more, and more… and still more, until a person loses control of his senses and logical thinking. It is not simple to contain, and sometimes leads to unexplainable acts. As a result, the brain loses track of the normal activities performed in daily life. In short, life becomes haywire; there is no routine and the mind runs riot. In order to control this alcohol craving, one needs change in life to arrive at a complete transformation. For this, a number of steps need to

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WHAT IS LIFE WITHOUT ALCOHOL?

Initially, life without alcohol seems unimaginable. For an alcoholic, daily life begins and ends with the liquid. Alcoholism is not called a disease without good reason. Even the World Health organization (WHO) endorses this fact.

Over a period of time, a person’s condition worsens. The book reorganized the world over, Alcoholics Anonymous (or The Big Book as it is popularly known as), predicts the fate of an alcoholic – asylum, jail or a painful horrible death.

But without the substance, there is an about-turn in a person’s life, which becomes more meaningful in every conceivable way. Most of the things

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Alcoholism – Is it a Disease or Just a Bad Habit?

There is a lot of confusion amongst the general public regarding the issue of alcoholism. Most people assume that an alcoholic is simply one who over-indulges in a substance which every other drinker can handle responsibly and in moderation.

Others automatically presume an alcoholic to be of weak moral character and strength, lazy and self-indulgent with nothing to contribute to society. They are known to lie, cheat, steal in order to get what they want and are even known to be sexually aggressive or obsessive.

But what about the working man who comes back home after a hard day at

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A Man – Part 2

It really didn’t take much of an intervention to get me into rehab.

A couple of friends showed up at the door one day and told me that I was a mess and was finally going to get some help for it. They also reminded me that it was I who had muttered the word “rehab” in the first place. Despite being completely tanked up at the time, I was ready for it.

In my head though, rehab meant a place to go where they’d help me put the brakes on my runaway lifestyle. I didn’t think I needed a

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