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What is the Treatment for Schizophrenia

What is the treatment for schizophrenia Schizophrenia is an often misperceived illness that affects millions of people worldwide. Schizophrenia is part of a group of psychotic disorders that affect the thinking and behavior of people who have them. Out of all psychotic disorders, schizophrenia is one of the most disabling and chronic condition a person could have –  it’s a lifelong illness and cannot be cured. However, it can be treated with a combination of medications, therapy, and other treatments. In this article we will have a look on what is the treatment for schizophrenia . Schizophrenia Overview What is it like to have Schizophrenia People who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia may suffer from psychotic episodes (a loss of contact with reality) during which they experience extraordinary mood swings and may become anxious and withdrawn. These swings are called psychotic episodes. A person may sometimes go his entire life and suffer from only one episode. Other people may exp

Dissociative Disorders: Types, Symptoms, Causes, Prevention, Treatment

Dissociative Disorders Each one of us experiences a kind of system glitch or a temporary blackout of our brain functioning once in a while. For instance, we may find ourselves driving into an unfamiliar place without knowing why, possibly due to our preoccupation to our personal problems. There are times as well that we tend to separate ourselves from the real world due to the fantastic scenes of a great movie we are watching. These scenarios are what we refer to as non-pathological dissociation. These phenomena normally happen infrequently without causing disruptions and disturbances to our normal functioning. Individuals with dissociative disorders, however, experience serious disruptions in memory, identity and self-perception. Dissociation among these persons usually happens in a span of several minutes to hours leading to disorientation, confusion, and failure to recognize past events in life. What is Dissociation Dissociation is defined as a partial or complete disturbance or dis

How to Prevent Relapse and Recurrence of Depression

Preventing Relapse and Recurrence of Depression Depression is something which tends to return over a time even if it is diagnosed initially and have been successfully treated. This fact can prove to be quite discouraging if someone is at the early stage of depression. The fact associated with it can be a good news, as relapses/recurrences of depression are common but steps can be taken to minimize the effect and it can even be prevented altogether . Can Depression Recur While there are treatments available for depression , it is important to understand that the illness can come back. In fact, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), more than 50 percent of people who have had one episode of depression will have another one at some point in their lives. [ Read the article ] So, relapse and recurrence are common among those with depression , and so, it should not be taken as a single episode and then forgotten. Rather depression is such a kind of a problem which requires yo

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How to Build Self-Confidence & Improve Self-Esteem : 5 Ways

How to Build Confidence and Self-Esteem Self-Confidence Meaning Self Confidence is a belief on ones abilities. In the purest form it expresses how much belief you have in your own abilities, in any field. You can have great self confidence in your soccer abilities but when it comes to relationships, you are lost. So it varies on the field which we are examining.   We all have our strong and weak sides, and that’s okay. The problem begins when we disregard and undervalue ourselves, and lose faith in ourselves. This is what you should focus on, when building self confidence. You should focus on your strong sides and remind yourself of the things you are proud of, of the things that you are very good at. When you focus on the things you are proud of, you start feeling great about yourself and you begin to acknowledge your advantages as well. This leads to strong sense of self-appreciation and confidence. How to Build Self-Confidence Everyone is different, and what works for one perso

Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation script

Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a stress management technique developed by Edmund Jacobson, Physical Therapist in early 1920s. According to Jacobson, since mental stress and anxiety accompanies muscular tension, one can reduce stress and anxiety  by learning to relax muscle tension.  Jacobson's Progressive Muscle Relaxation  ( JPMR ) technique (exercise/therapy) is still popular among modern physiotherapists as well as psychotherapists. In this article you will find a detailed discussion on PMR and 2 Quick Progressive Muscle Relaxation scripts ... What Is Progressive Muscle Relaxation Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) can be defined as a relaxation response to daily stressors. It is a psychophysical therapy that can be used to reduce tension and physical pain, and to help clients learn to be more conscious of their own bodily sensations and body posture. It comprises a sequence of techniques designed to systematically relax specific

How to Deal with Depression Alone: Overcome Depression on Your Own

How to Deal with Depression Depression leaves devastation in its wake, but fortunately there is something that can be done about it. At this day and age, people are more aware of the harmful impact that untreated depression can lead to. Modern advances have more or less minimized the recurrence of depression once identified and treated. Knowing how to deal with depression will definitely save a life, yours or a loved one’s. Depression occurs more commonly than we think, and has varying impact to a person’s life. Depending on the individual lifestyle, coping mechanism and personality, it could range from manageable to disastrous. Symptoms could also vary, and a depressed person may exhibit frequent emotional down-times manifested through crying. It may also affect sexual desire, alienation from family and friends, as well as difficulty in finding meaning in life. A person with depression is also disinterested in participating in group activities, and may end up neglecting personal an