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Persecutory Delusions: A Clinical Study and Related Therapy

July 19, 2017 – 7:49 PM |

Garety (2014) defined persecutory delusions to be a central psychotic experience at the extreme continuum of paranoia. To clarify, Freeman (2016) expanded that they may be considered false, firm threat beliefs that are usually developed …

Aggressive Behavior in Patients with Schizophrenia – What Causes It?

April 23, 2017 – 9:43 AM |

The definition of violence by World Health Organization (WHO, 2010) is actual or threatened violence done intentionally and unintentionally by using physical force, against any person leading to death, harm, injury and maladaptive behavior or deprivation.

Lack of Insight in Psychiatric Patients: How it Affects Mental Health

February 14, 2017 – 4:07 PM |

Insight in mental illness is defined as the ability of people to demonstrate awareness or understanding of the disease process (Chakorbatoy & Basu, 2009). The DSM-IV-TR (APA, 2000) reports that majority of persons with schizophrenia …

Mental Illness and Manifestation of Loneliness: A Nursing Perspective

January 9, 2017 – 5:21 AM |

The word “loneliness” in Oxford Learning Dictionary is defined as, the fact of being without companions (loneliness-definition of loneliness in English l Oxford Dictionaries”, 2016). Similarly in Psychology loneliness can be defined as an aversive …

Coping with Mental Illness: A Closer Look at Psychoeducation

August 11, 2016 – 10:13 PM |

Case Scenario                               
A 30 year old female, admitted at Karachi Psychiatric Hospital, in Pakistan, with the diagnosis of Schizophrenia since 2006. She had multiple history of hospitalization due to relapse of the disease, divorced 10 …

All the Colors: An Artistic Glimpse into Schizophrenia

January 12, 2016 – 6:29 PM |

‘It’s not what you painted in my head…’
 
Standing on the grassy ground, feeling the wind slice through every strand of my hair, I exhale out a breath that warmly glides out of me, and I …

Schizophrenia: Myths Busted

July 22, 2015 – 9:57 PM |

Schizophrenia is a mental disorder which affects the way a person thinks, acts and sees the world. They may hear things that do not exist except in their own mind, they talk in strange and …

Talking Therapy: A Way to Cure Several Disorders

November 3, 2014 – 10:45 PM |

Talking therapy also known as talking treatment is a type of psychotherapy in which people discuss their problems and a talking therapist gives solutions. It’s useful for people who are dealing with negative thoughts and feelings; by …

Dealing with Societal Pressure and its Impact on Mental Health

September 20, 2014 – 8:23 PM |

In my clinical rotation I came across a 50 year old woman diagnosed with schizophrenia. She had a history of learning disability, jaundice and head trauma. For this purpose her mother took her to Pakistan …