Alcoholism: When can suddenly ...

You went out last night. Did you had a drink. You feel like you’ve been drinking too much and you want to stop so you stop. Most people feel like that after a lot of occasional drinking. However, social or occasional infrequent drinking is not alcoholism. Suddenly stopping drinking can be a bad idea. If you […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Treatment...

Mrs. S’s 70-year-old husband forgot to pick the grandkids from school today. She did notice something has been up with him lately but just couldn’t understand what. Is old age catching up to him? He never remembers anything she tells him to do these days. Sometimes he has difficulty remembering names of some family members. […]

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10 Signs You May Have Obsessiv...

As per WHO (World Health Organisation), About 2% of the world’s population suffer from OCD which is roughly 1 in 50 people. OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) is a type of anxiety disorder that causes obsessive and compulsive thoughts to a person. This article highlights the various types of symptoms that are associated with OCD. Listed below […]

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How to Stop Porn Addiction?

As most of us realize there is a great and lot deal of porn floating around the web these days. With porn so easy to come by it, there is also a little surprising fact that porn addiction is on the rise and no wonder how it is fueled. Many people will and may be […]

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Mystery of Motivation Thought

How many of us decided to wake up early & do the exercise or Yoga, just to stop after few days. How many of us enthusiastically stopped all cigarettes, started workup, guitar classes, aerobic training program… Etc.  Only to stop after a while, due to lack of motivation. We quickly lose motivation and stop pursuing […]

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Who Caused Schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia

It’s a usual busy morning for me with a family, well-educated people who are informed about the problems. It was just few minutes into history that the blame game started between the couple. The husband thinks that it’s the wife’s overprotective behaviour and not allowing their son to take responsibility which led to inability of the son to face situations leading to stress and then to schizophrenia. While the wife on the other hand felt that it is over discipline and strict nature of her husband led to the son’s submissive attitude, leading to the illness.

Both had researched about Schizophrenia and were well informed about the illness and the various ways of its presentations. They had also read some blogs which had spoken about parenting styles leading to mental illness. Though it was very difficult to dismiss any of their point of views which were filled with logic, it had provided ample opportunity for the family therapist to work with them.

Schizophrenia caused by:

It is generally believed that Genetics and Environment (Nature Vs Nurture) have an equal weight-age in causing Schizophrenia. This also leads to measures and arguments for prevention. If only we knew that a particular person can go on to develop Schizophrenia.

There are many studies indicating environmental factors during pregnancy, during delivery, early stages of development. And also early adolescence as being one of the factors which might have led to injury to the brain, and leading to Schizophrenia. But there is no direct causality that has been established.

There is every reason to believe that both Genetics (hereditary factors). And also Environmental factors (the way person is brought up and situations in which he is brought up) have an impact on leading to the development of Schizophrenia. In no case is it helpful or necessary to blame a family member-be it parents, or grandparents, or spouse. However, it will help if they as a family work as one unit and support the individual. This is always the need of the hour. Recovery is smooth and easy.

Dr Sunil MR

Director Facilitator

Cadabams Group

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