Mental Illness!! It’s Not Alwa...

STIGMA IS A THREAT TO YOU AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS!!   “Stigma is the rejection, avoidance or fear, people direct toward those they perceive as being “different.” Mental illness attacks everyone and anyone. It affects, what makes us human: language, reasoning, and empathy. Our memory, character, the difference between self and others, their perception of what […]

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Paranoid Schizophrenia

Paranoid Schizophrenia is one of the most common types of schizophrenia. This usually causes psychosis of different intensity, thus causing the person to lose his mind and touch with respect to the reality.   People diagnosed with paranoia are heavily suspicious of other people. This condition can cause adverse effects in their life in terms […]

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Schizophrenia Rehabilitation

Importance on the need of Schizophrenia Rehab   Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that usually appears in late adolescence or early adulthood. Characterized by hallucinations, delusions, and other cognitive difficulties, schizophrenia can often be a lifelong struggle.   People with schizophrenia have profound disabling cognitive defects. Whether positive or its negative symptoms, these cognitive deficits […]

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Effects of Party Drugs

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration survey, it is estimated that more than 6, 00,000 people coming under the age of 12 or older were reported in use of party drugs like ecstasy and cocaine. The survey also found that 39,000 people especially the youth between 12 and 17 years old […]

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9 things you need to know abou...

What is Marijuana? “Marijuana” is dried leaves and flower of cannabis hemp plant, which has more volume of a non-narcotic chemical called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) in multiple quantities. When it is inhaled or consumed, it makes the individual feel high for few hours.   What are the other similar types of drugs like marijuana? Ecstasy, Benzodiazepines, […]

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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Depression Treatments

Depression

A chart of example on how dramatically it feels when an individual encounters depression. ‘Am feeling depressed’ is not a word it is an emotion. Every where you can hear that word, especially from the teenagers. What is important to understand is that feeling sad and being depressed are two different things. Many factors contribute to feeling depressed such as loss of interest,  lower self-esteem, substance abuse, serious illness, and certain medications...

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Self help does not work in Addiction Recovery

Addiction

A habit takes quite some time to turn into an addiction, thus even the realization of the addiction also takes quite some time. When a disorder takes years to develop, then the recovery from it also takes an equal amount of effort and perseverance. But only one’s effort and perseverance is not enough to overcome the addiction problems. There are a lot more factors that play a role and are essential in the journey of recovery.

Some may believe that self-help (o...

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Preparing for Rehab

Rehab

First of all, congratulations, you have taken the apt decision to start a fresh chapter in your life. We admire your courage and hope you complete this journey with wisdom and strength for a new start.

Making a choice to go for a rehab program and stay away from family and allowing yourself to go through change is not as easy as people say it is. Only the ones affected know the challenges to make this choice...

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression

Depression

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for depression. Unlike any other psychotherapy CBT is short term (time limited) and treatment focused. Problem behaviors and thinking are identified, prioritized, and are addressed.

People with depression commonly have a strong negative belief about:

  • Self: People who are experiencing depression generally has an unfavorable attitude towards himself...
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