Coping with Voices- Living wit...

Hello, I am Krishna, 29 years old. Am just on the way to the hospital for my regular check-up. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia a year back. My experience with schizophrenia a few months ago was terrible. Let me break down the synopsis of my story with schizophrenia.   The Butterfly Effects- That was a […]

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Things to Remember for a Succe...

Mainly, living life with schizophrenia means trying to sustain an indeterminate balance between the things the brain tells and the reality. Statistical data says 40% of the people live a balanced and a productive life with Schizophrenia. The illness may be periodic, with times of deterioration and improvement independent of hopes and actions. All you […]

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Does Drug Rehab Work?

There is a commotion that surrounds drug addiction or abuse of street drugs all across the globe. A common thinking came forward by some surveys that people think that drug addiction can only be cured by the willpower of the addicts, and only they themselves can easily cure their dependency. Also, many of them have […]

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How I lost my job?- Cadabams R...

What could be a bigger heartbreak than when you realise that “YOU ARE FIRED”. And it is because of your addiction. Hello, am Alex (name changed) a successful employee of a reputed company. I had won “The employee of the year” award for two consecutive years now. Like all individuals in this almost rounded globe […]

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Long Term Rehabilitation for D...

Addiction to being sober for long is not a cakewalk. It takes a lot of courage, determination and strength to achieve it. If you have been a drug or alcohol addict and you are over it now then thank and congratulate yourself because you deserve one. If you are not able to get over it […]

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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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