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COPING WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA

SCHIZOPHRENIASchizophrenia is a mental disorder in which there is a gross disturbance of reality and distorted thought processes. Delusions and Hallucinations are the main symptoms which are called positive symptoms of schizophrenia along with symptoms of decreased speech, lack of emotions, and a withdrawal from society , are called the negative symptoms of schizophrenia.
Coping with these symptoms is a difficult challenge and to be able to function properly on a day to day basis and maintain a quality life may seem impossible. But there are strategies on helping a person cope with having schizophrenia and lessen the severity of

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CLOZAPINE – AN ATYPICAL ANTIPSYCHOTIC

Clozapine is an atypical antipsychotic which is a newer generation antipsychotic. This drug is used to restore the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain namely dopamine levels, the imbalance of which is known to cause many psychiatric disorders, namely treatment resistant schizophrenia, refractive bipolar illness, dysphoric mania and rapid cycling mania.

Clozapine has many benefits in treating such disorders. It is known to have an improvement on verbal efficacy thus by improve the ability to generate words which is a common symptom (negative symptom) in schizophrenia that is poverty of speech. It is also known to decrease the rate of

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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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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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CBT: An Effective Treatment for Schizophrenia

cbtVineet, a 35 year male was brought to Tulasi health care by his sister for treatment of paranoid schizophrenia, 6 months back. There was history of treatment in past but not on regular basis. He was actively hallucinating and delusional when he was brought to us. He was started on anti-psychotic medicines and gradually he started improving. Cognitive behaviour therapy was initiated to counter his symptoms, slowly he started showing improvement. He developed insight about his problems and was able to identify his irrational thinking pattern.

Recovery from mental condition is a lifelong process. From time to time, monitoring

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