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How the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous help recovering addicts

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Dependence isn’t an option. This proclamation doesn’t sound revolutionary nowadays, but treating alcoholism as an illness was a new concept in 1939.

The Twelve Steps were taken up almost literally by Al-Anon/Alateen, a program meant for healing of kith and kin affected by the patient’s drinking (irrespective of whether or not he/she understands that he/she has a problem associated with drinking).

What Are the Twelve Steps enlisted by Alcoholics Anonymous?

The Twelve Steps of Alcohol Anonymous comprise of a list of guidelines for treatment of addiction that delineate a course of action for dealing with problems including but not limited

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KEEP CALM AND TREAT SCHIZOPHRENIA: #RECOVERY

schizophrenia treatment in delhiSo in the last article we came to know that Schizophrenia is treatable and the best option would be admitting the patient in Psychiatric Hospital where they can be rehabilitated. Rehabilitation is “a set of measures that assist individuals who experience, or are likely to experience disability, to achieve and maintain optimal functioning in interaction with their environment” (World Health Organisation, 2011)

There has been stigma around Schizophrenia since decades because it was misperceived as a degenerative and disabling disease. The Psycho-Social rehabilitation has been proved to be successful with the Schizophrenia patient in achieving ‘recovery’.

Recovery is a process

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SCHIZOPHRENIA: TREATABLE OR CURABLE?

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Is Schizophrenia Treatable?

Schizophrenia is a serious and disabling mental disorder where the person loses touch with reality. Schizophrenia begins early in life, which causes significant and long-lasting impairments. For many years, when there was no treatment, it was seen as a degenerative disease, it was incurable and without any hope of recovery. The ultimate cause for it is genetics and environmental triggers.

Schizophrenia was described as having a long term deteriorating course and the clinical symptoms of hallucinations and delusions. Earlier, the only treatment of Schizophrenia was to dump the patient in Mental Asylums and treated cruelly. In 50s

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Borderline Personality Disorder- Part II

I TAKE THE BORDERS OUT OF BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER- PART II

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Patient with Borderline Personality Disorder are often initially seen in emergency department because of impulsive self-harm behaviour. However, the most pressing question is whether she needed to be admitted in a Psychiatric Hospital. Since it becomes a life threatening situation quite often, so the patient needs to be admitted in a structured setup. In the case of Ms D, her traits turned into disorder because of frequent triggers, which were her impulsivity and unstable pattern of relationships. Often it is observed that Borderline Personality is misdiagnosed with Bipolar Affective

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Borderline Personality Disorder- Part I

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Ms D was a 25 years old attractive young woman who entered into the Psychiatric Hospital with her mother to deal with chronic self-harming behavior, insecurity and unhappiness. She had tendency to get involved with disappointing and unsuitable men, and she would idealize them in terms of their looks and financial status. After few dates with guys, she used to fantasize each guy as her ‘Prince Charming’ or ‘The Perfect One’ whom she was waiting for.

The pattern of reaction was the same each time. She used to get insecure in all her affairs, felt chronic emptiness, kept a check

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Holistic Treatment of Psychiatric Illnesses

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Holistic Treatment of Psychiatric Illnesses at Psychiatric Hospitals

The holistic representation of wellness is based on the treatment of a person’s whole body  while considering the psychological, poignant, bodily, societal and spiritual states of happiness. Differing from conventional pharmaceutical drugs which are used to cure or treat a sickness, holistic medicinal practice at a psychiatric hospital diagnoses a sufferer’s bodily ailments completely and scrutinizes how all structures interconnect before zeroing in on a treatment plan.

Over the past few years, there has been a considerable increase in the number of patients at psychiatric hospitals, whose unceasing disorders haven’t been

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Tips to relearn social skills while in a Psychiatric Hospital

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Learning Social skills consists of learning activities utilizing behavioral techniques that enable persons with disabling mental disorders to acquire interpersonal disease management and independent living skills for improved functioning in their respective communities & societies. A large and growing body of research supports the efficacy and effectiveness of social skills training for mental illnesses & disorders. When the type and frequency of training is linked to the phase of the disorder, patients in psychiatric hospitals can learn and retain a wide variety of social and independent living skills. Generalization of the skills for use in everyday life occurs when patients

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What it is like to be in a Psychiatric Hospital located in the NCR

psychiatric hospital delhi ncr The impression of a psychiatric hospital in Delhi NCR, for most, reminds them of lush air-conditioned facilities and getaway resorts, while some others are reminded of a shady asylum where residing patients are ill-treated. However, it is not like any of the stories you may have heard of and definitely unlike the movies you may have seen which stereotype psychiatric hospitals.

Patients who undergo residential treatment in psychiatric hospitals come across incredibly positive and extremely negative experiences while residing there. This, however, depends on the circumstances of the individual and the type of residential treatment he/she is undergoing at the

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Hospitalization of Patients suffering from Bipolar Disorder

Stigma attached to Hospitalization of patients suffering from Bipolar Disorder

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35 years old Rohit told his family residing in Delhi about his extravagant expenditure of more than half a crore Indian rupees over a fortnight spent abroad. He then demanded provision of another 5 crore Indian rupees, following which his parents sought help from a psychiatrist. The mental health professionals at a reputed hospital told them that Rohit was struggling with bipolar disorder, which sets off capriciousness and emotional instability.

However, when the psychiatrists and psychologists suggested hospitalization for residential treatment using cognitive behavioural therapy and interpersonal therapy, his

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Rehabilitation Centers for people suffering from Mental Disorders

tulasi psychiatric hospitalA rehabilitation center is a place for people to recover from mental disorders and rejoin real life. The illnesses of mental disorders have long been understated, people are hiding their illnesses & even taking recourse to charlatans who fleece them at the least, and aggravate the disease. The rehab should be a place where neither of this happens. A peaceful environment and an insightful experience best serves a patient. Mental disorders are the worst affliction one can get, unlike other diseases like say heart disease or diabetes, the patient can understand it by means of test reports and go to

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