I always turned to my brother whenever I had any significant decisions to make in my life.When my brother was diagnosed with schizophrenia and he fell ill I was very sad as I could not turn to him for advice any longer as he had stopped responding to my calls or text messages. My brother played my best friend’s role in my life and now that is missing.
I was his little sister or baby doll as he used to call me who always looked to him for advice and answers. Now it all has changed a lot for me, I suddenly feel like the big sister who has to take care of all his basic needs. He still recognises his loved ones; he always finds a way to make us realize he existed when his voice isn’t being heard. He knows that I understand him.
When we talk about Schizophrenia, I can see a cold approach towards the disorder. That may be because they assumed no one had personal experience with it. One needs to have a firsthand experience to understand how it affects the family more than the person suffering from the disorder.
Watching a loved one struggle with severe schizophrenia is stressful and painful. The stigma surrounding the mental illness is a concern. Families have to face all the discrimination and stigma surrounding the disorder which often forces the family to internalize this as guilt or resentment.
I later began to realize that I was dealing with something much bigger than anything I had ever known. I was going into something which was very unknown and unprepared. Under the suffocating blanket he often covered himself to get away from all of us, in fact he was trying to hide himself all the pain and suffering he was going through internally.
I found myself stumbling, yet finally bounced back on my feet as a sister for my brother as much as possible. I found that strength this time though with others who have had similar experience through groups. Having close interactions with these groups, I seem to have gained the strength to start begin telling their stories too. Out of the darkness which covered the disorder with stigma, we are all here now, each of us with our stories to tell each other. We became close to each other to gain strength in order get ourselves prepared for the unknown future.
Schizophrenia can change a person drastically; the way he/she thinks, sees the world, converses with people and even his/her social behaviour.
Television, theatre, movie, entertainment has always been my interest, which made me a little aware of thee big, long word 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…………..
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…………..
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 a mental illness where people might withdraw from people, feel confused, lose interest in things and be prone to angry outbursts. Schizophrenia…………..
Luckily however, through a combined effort of modern medicine, Hollywood, mental health professionals and caregivers of people suffering from Schizophrenia…………….
There are different levels of schizophrenia. One movie, most of us would have watched – “Lage Raho Munna bhai.” It’s the excessive reading and pressure…..
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……..
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……..
Schizophrenia can affect an individual to an extent that they turn incapable to taking care of themselves. At this time, the role of a caregiver, family……..
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that can affect an individual’s functional life areas and disrupts their perception of reality. There are no known……..
When my dad was diagnosed dementia we all were returning home with speechless tears. He asked us with a small smile on his……..
Because of this reason, people diagnosed with chronic depression don’t recognize their disorder is treatable or avoid seeking a treatment……..
Help them get diagnosed with help of a treatment specialist or a counselor who could address their concerns and provide the right treatment options.
Are you recently diagnosed with depression? Do you want to know more about depression? Then, you are at the right place! To start beating depression……..
If you or someone you know is depressed, it is advisable you have them diagnosed with a good psychologist who can treat depression.
Some patients diagnosed with either depression or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) may be misdiagnosed and suffering from bipolar disorder……..
There is always Hope in recovery! If you or your loved one is badly suffering from Bipolar II disorder then it is advisable you have them diagnosed……..
Later it was diagnosed as bipolar disorder. Initially she felt difficult to speak out about her problem, but she decided to take the chance……..