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… Read More
Stigma attached to Hospitalization of patients suffering from Bipolar Disorder
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… Read More