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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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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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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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Challenges After Initial Psychiatric Treatment

I’m in treatment from Dr gorav Gupta  for 6 years after spiraling down into deep psychosis detected at a late stage.He had to come and rescue  me from a police station where I was creating a ruckus, it’s been 6 years in treatment for severe depression, bipolar and post trauma therapies under Dr gorav.

To be honest with you I feel I have just crossed the first barrier not because I have participated in my treatment , but because the level of improvement I have noticed in my life. I’m sure with continued support treatment and healthy engagement with therapies

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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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