Marijuana: Herbal or addictive...

Over the last decade, the use of marijuana has grown popular across various countries and so brings the never-ending debate of whether marijuana is healthy or not. On one hand there are progressive cannabis supporters looking at the health benefits of it while on the other hand of this ever-growing divide are people who fear […]

Read more
Alternative text

How to Motivate Autistic Adult...

Autism is a word that a lot of people would not like to hear when it comes to their loved ones especially adults. It’s a sensitive topic and sometimes they don’t even like talking about it. They tend to be in denial and would say that their adult is just delayed or something of that […]

Read more
Alternative text

Do you see these Bipolar Disor...

Bipolar disorder, which has been known as manic-depression before the 1980s, refers to patterns of abnormal and severe mood swings that can range from disabling mania to mania. As the term “bipolar” suggests, this refers to extreme moods from depressed on one end to manic on the other end. So what are some of the […]

Read more
Alternative text

What Does Bipolar Feel Like?

Sajan 25, “Often, I was preoccupied with suicidal thoughts.” Am not sure of what am going through the early stage. I feel like crying for no reason, always worried about future events and make myself comfortable in my own spaces. Gradually, these behaviours became an ideal zone for me. Doing daily activities such as getting […]

Read more
Alternative text

Marijuana Addiction- Can you g...

Marijuana/ pot has been around for a very long time, from the ancient world through our modern period the cannabis plant has played a major role in legal and illegal drug-taking behaviors in people. Is marijuana addiction real or Can you get addicted to pot though? With all this data from thousands of years of […]

Read more
Alternative text

Schizophrenia, The Sufferer, and Reel Therapy

By Sunil Bolar

Schizophrenia. Until not so long ago, it was a dirty word. A word associated with Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In no short measure due to the influence of movies through the 60’s right through to the 90’s. It was around this time that a larger awareness of this crippling mental illness began to spread through the media, and thereby to the larger masses of the public. Until this time however, sufferers of this mental illness were the subject of crippling stigma, often more crippling than the illness.

Luckily however, through a combined effort of modern medicine, Hollywood, mental health professionals and caregivers of people suffering from Schizophrenia, the stigma began to reduce. Having said this, the stigma is still omnipresent innature, and is enough to label a person for life, even if he or she has been asymptomatic for a considerable period of time. Consider this – A person suffering from high Blood Pressure is not known as a BP-ic, nor is a person suffering from migraine called a migraine-ic. But a person suffering from schizophrenia is called a schizophrenic! We still have a long way to go before we can eliminate this differentiation between sufferers of an illness beyond their control.

What is the role of Hollywood in all of this you may ask? Hollywood has been a powerful influence on people’s minds since it first began churning out movies. Have you ever noticed anyone with tears in their eyes while watching Simba’s father Lion die in the Lion King movie? Or noticed how movie buffs drive their cars after watching a movie like the Fast and the Furious? That is the influence I’m talking about.

Hollywood has produced superb movies about schizophrenia like Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, A Beautiful Mind, and many more. How do we learn from them instead of watching them for pure entertainment? This is where a program named Reel Therapy is utilized.

Reel Therapy is a mode of therapy that utilizes movies as an adjunctive therapy for traditional psychotherapies. The advantage of Reel Therapy is that it allows the viewer a chance to maintain a distance from the actual / perceived situation, while experiencing all the inputs like sound, light, imagery, plot and story. This usually allows the viewer to develop insight about the movie that they are watching, thereby developing insight into the particular problem they may have.

Reel Therapy has been in use for the last 15 years in countries like the USA and Canada, and has just been introduced in India for the first time by the Cadabam’s Group. In the short time that Reel Therapy has been introduced by Cadabam’s, there have been several success stories of recovering individuals gaining insight and overcoming their symptoms to become and remain asymptomatic. One of those success stories is myself.

 

Recent Post

Does Schizophrenia Have Its Effects Only on the Patient?

Schizophrenia can change a person drastically; the way he/she thinks, sees the world, converses with people and even his/her social behaviour.

Do I Know- Meaning of SCHIZOPHRENIA

Television, theatre, movie, entertainment has always been my interest, which made me a little aware of thee big, long word Schizophrenia……..

History of schizophrenia

This is a classic piece of example to start our discussion on history of Schizophrenia, as this show the cultural implications of understanding the schizophrenia…………..

Myths about Schizophrenia cause & Treatment centre in …

In movies and TV shows, can see the crazed killer. Often it’s the character with schizophrenia. That’s not the case in real life.Even though people with schizophrenia…………..

Schizophrenia and stigma

Remember, schizophrenia is not the end of the world. It can be treated; you can live a normal life like any other normal person.

Schizophrenia is not a Fear Factor….

Schizophrenia is a mental illness where people might withdraw from people, feel confused, lose interest in things and be prone to angry outbursts. Schizophrenia…………..

A Complete Family Guide for Schizophrenia Treatment

Human intervention is strongly believed to be more effective than medical science in helping people with schizophrenia. Therefore, the role of a family with schizophrenia……..

Is Schizophrenia Genetic?

The answer is yes and no! Yes, Schizophrenia does have a genetic element. However, once cannot blame one’s schizophrenia completely on the genetics. Schizophrenia……..

Reel Therapy and its role as a Therapeutic Tool

I remembered many incidents from my past that I had forgotten, I developed an insight into certain behavior patterns of mine, and it was only after watching……….

Diagnosis of bipolar disorder? learn about the best medication for …

Treating bipolar disorder involves a combination of steps such as psychiatric intervention, medication, reflex therapy, etc. A holistic treatment schedule……..

Neurofeedback Therapy to Help Treat Depression

Neurofeedback or neurotherapy is a method that helps improve your brain function by intensive brain training exercise. Though the technology is……..

Psychological addiction treatment, psychological therapy for drug

Drink refusal skills are imparted to persons willing to abstain from alcohol as to how confidently but assertively refuse to budge for the social pressure……..

Rehabilitation therapy with psychosocial holistic approach for effective

Mental illnesses are the most devastating and disabling of the diseases, affecting the mankind, giving its afflicted and their families a life of suffering……..

Psychological Therapy for Depression | Alcohol & Drug De addiction

CBT( Cognitive Behaviour therapy) is a special therapy administered by Clinical psychologists depending upon the assessment of the resident and need for this therapy.

Depression Treatment

Neurofeedback is also known as Neurotherapy. The therapy that paves the way to quality recovery by improving the brain functions by means of intense……..

Effective ways to go for rehabilitation centers for drug

There are several treatment centers which provide treatment programs for the inpatient as well as for the outpatient. Inpatient treatment program……..

Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment

Outpatient treatment- This facilitates to undergo treatment at home instead of a rehab center. It is often an independent option for treatment.

Substance Abuse Treatment Centres

The first private treatment show comprised of a 3-to 6-week healing centre based inpatient treatment stage took after by better outpatient treatment……..

Bipolar Disorder Treatment

By understanding the factors of the problem and seeking the proper help and the right treatment, on the whole, can pave a way to enhancing……..

Panic Attack Treatments

There are a variety of treatment options available. However, the treatment for each person and which of it works for you varies. Medication……..
 

 

DO YOU HAVE ANY ENQUIRIES ?