Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Substance abuse causes substance addiction. It is a chronic disease characterized by the compulsive need to seek sub irrespective of its harmful effects. It causes lasting changes in the brain. In order to recover and undo effects of the substance, the individual and his family members must undertake rehabilitative measures. Rehabilitation helps encourage the addicted […]

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10 Things people who have over...

Alcohol addiction is more than just a drinking problem. It is a biological, progressive, chemical and a fatal disease. It can enlighten a sense of urgency and necessity due to its dependence but overcoming an addiction is so entrenched it is not an easy feat. People who have overcome addiction have been sailed two ships; […]

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Depression in Women

One in four women experiences depression at some point in time in their life. And women are twice as likely to experience clinical depression than men. Still wondering why the women in your life are crying most of the time, or feeling persistently sad, and has no interest in anything. Here is your answer: she […]

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The Family Impact: The social disadvantage and subordination of women on the one hand. And the rapid socio-cultural and economic changes on the other have significantly altered traditional structures and institutions within society. Such changes are invariably associated with social upheaval and drug abuse is a known outcome of such change. Drug abuse poses various […]

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Reinventing Mindful Eating

Reinventing Mindful Eating: Eating is an inevitable activity of everyday life. There was a time when this activity was carried on with utmost mindfulness, i.e. prayers were offered before beginning the meals, and after ending the meals slokas like Annapoorne Sada Poorne, Shankara Prana Vallabhe, Trayam were recited. Offering supplication (Du’ä) by Islam followers during the meal, […]

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Schizophrenia Positive Symptoms


Schizophrenia Positive Symptoms.

Schizophrenia is a chronic mental health disorder, in which individual may have changes in how they think, feel and act. Schizophrenia symptoms may vary from person to person.

There are two types of symptoms majorly seen in schizophrenia i.e. positive and negative. The concept of positive and negative symptoms of mental health has been around for a quiet a while but was initially applied to schizophrenia in the 1970’s.

 Positive symptoms:

Why it is called positive symptoms, doesn’t it mean that they are good? No, here the individual may experience add- on changes to normal behaviour. Positive symptoms consist of hallucination such as hearing voice and delusion.

  • Hallucinations: Here the individuals tend to feel, hear, smell, see things that are not real.  Among them hearing voices (auditory hallucinations) are most common. Sometimes the individual misinterpret their self talk as coming from an external source. Visual hallucinations are also quiet common.
  • Delusions: Delusions are strong false beliefs that the individuals have and they can be of any kind. The person may believe that their thoughts or actions are being controlled by some external forces. The person may also believe that they have super natural powers and they may feels that he/she is a famous personality.
  • Disorganised thoughts and speech: Individuals with schizophrenia can experience difficultly in organizing thoughts. They are, easily distracted or unable to follow the given instructions. When they talk, their word does not make senses, they answer question irrelevantly. Speech is also affected: they make speak disorganized manner, their statements may consist meaningful but jumble words creates a word salad.
  • Disorganised behaviour: The individual may faces issues with goal directed self care behaviour like poor personal hygiene, sudden impulsive and socially in appropriate behaviour may seen. For example, the individuals may wear a cotton shirt in winter, and they may wear odd or improper make up, or they may shout at others without reason etc.
  • Disorganised movements: The individual may perform same movements again and again, but some time they may still and rigid in particular posture and they cannot move for hours or days.

Schizophrenia usually starts amid ages 16 and 30. It can affect commonly men than women.

Individual with schizophrenia need a collaborative treatment of medications, therapy, social support, life style modifications etc.

If you are your loved one or someone you know is showing signs of schizophrenia, For more details about treatment and therapies call us now on  +919611194949.

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