Do you have demons inside your mind? Do you experience inability to show your emotions? Difficulties in paying attention and hard to focus? Do you feel that your mind seems to be on a roller coaster of thoughts?
If you are reading this, either you are having schizophrenia or your loved ones are dealing with this. But let me tell you, in brief- schizophrenia is a mental illness that alters your way of thinking, feeling and how you act. It has three separate categories, positive, negative and cognitive. Symptoms of schizophrenia include hallucinations, delusions, voices, mind controlling, suspiciousness, disorganized speech, lack of emotions, retardation etc.
It can be lonely having schizophrenia, the fear, the voices, the paranoia and the string attached along with it. But it is possible to live with schizophrenia along with the proper guidance and treatment.
Here’s what is in store for treating you!
- Rapid tranquilization
- Drugs and medication
- Support Groups
And here’s the explanation…
- Rapid tranquilization
Sometimes people in the state of psychosis can become agitated and be at risk of hurting themselves or others. If such situation arises, it is necessary to calm the patients down quickly. This method is called rapid tranquilization. A medical professional will administer a quick response shot or liquid medicine to relax the patient as soon as possible.
- Drugs and Medication
Antipsychotic drugs are given to control the symptoms. They reduce hallucinations, delusions and help people think more clearly and differentiate between real and distorted. Taking medications regularly as they’re prescribed without missing a dose is a really important thing for all people who have mental illnesses. There are side effects of course but nothing comes with a price does it? The medication will slowly but 100% works out its magic and calms you down as a feather.
Patients with schizophrenia are a victim to depression and loss of self-esteem. Only sessions of counseling, encouragement, and extension of positive support from family and friends will help effectively. Talks with a mental health professional such as a psychologist, psychiatrist, and counselor with allow the patient to talk about perceptions, problems, and experiences. These talks will also help him differential from the real and distorted, and slowly come to understand the illness and himself in depths. The types of Psychotherapies are-
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – CBT is used to help them identify self-defeating thoughts and behaviors help them identify self-defeating thoughts/feelings and behaviors that may contribute to a relapse. This approach is proved to be effective in helping people make permanent changes and more effectively manage their illness. It is often most helpful for psychotic symptoms that don’t completely resolve with medications. Therapy with medication shows improved results.
- Holistic Therapy – This therapy focus is on the individual’s overall well-being, while also treating physical symptoms. Holistic therapies may include yoga, acupuncture, and art therapy and guided meditation.
- Experiential Therapy – Experiential therapists’ uses non-traditional treatment methods to help addicts overcome repressed emotions and feelings, which may have contributed to their addiction. Common types of this therapy include role plays, music therapy, Art therapy, creative writing, dancing or even stage performance.
- Dialectal Behaviour Therapy (DBT) – DBT deals with the psychosocial aspects of the treatment. This therapy helps in regulating your emotion, built self – management skills, improve self-esteem, reduce stress, and encourage them to remove triggers.
- Spiritual-Based Treatment – Spiritual-based treatment gives healing to individual’s soul as well as mind and body by understanding the individual belief systems and using that faith in a higher power to explore areas of conflict in life and motivate them.
- Family Therapy – These sessions will include the participation of immediate family members such as a spouse, parent, sibling, etc.
- Support Groups
A support group for the individuals related to schizophrenia. It provides a community of support for those recovering from the illness. People at the support group motivate each other to stay committed on the road to recovery. Meetings typically involve individuals sharing their stories of the illness and recovery.
There is no cure for schizophrenia, but it can be treated and managed in several ways. There is a spark somewhere inside of you. Work for that and don’t let anything stop you from getting that. Allow Cadabam’s and our mental health professionals like psychologists, psychiatrist and counselors help you get the spark back. Contact Cadabam’s at +91 96111 94949 for help now!