Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support - the four pillars to treat schizophrenia’

Medicines, counselling, therapy and family support – the four pillars to treat schizophrenia

People affected with severe mental disorder, wandering on different streets, is the common picture seen in all the major cities in India. A person affected by schizophrenia is disowned by the family and left alone on the streets as a destitute. Doctors and psychologist say that support by the family is crucial in reintegrating the […]

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Pune: NGO seeks people’s support to help mentally ill patients

Pune: NGO seeks people’s support to help mentally ill patients

Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA) is located at Dhayari, Pune. It is a 4-storied building working for the part of the society which is often rejected, ignored and ridiculed due to their mental illness. It is a registered NGO running exclusively on public funds, is working since last 20 years for mentally ill patients. They have […]

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Scientist work towards quietening the ‘voices’ of schizophrenia

New study reveals, nearly 80 per cent of schizophrenia risk down to genes

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) define schizophrenia as a “chronic, severe, and disabling mental disorder” that affects 1.1 per cent of all adults in the United States. Although the average age of onset for the disease has not been determined, symptoms of schizophrenia usually appear between the ages of 16 and 30. Psychosocial, environmental, […]

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Childhood trauma and schizophrenia interlinked, offers new hope for treatment

Researchers from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence for Youth Mental Health; the University of Melbourne; Port Phillip Prison and University Hospital of Gran Canaria Dr Negrin, Spain conducted a meta-analysis of 29 studies on childhood trauma and psychotic symptoms. As reported in the journal Schizophrenia Bulletin, the strongest finding was that all types of […]

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Family the strongest pillar in treating schizophrenia, say therapists

Family the strongest pillar in treating schizophrenia, say therapists

Starting next month, Schizophrenia Awareness Association (SAA), Pune, will have a new office assistant, Shamali (name changed). What makes the 25-year-old special is that till recently she was undergoing treatment at SAA. “Starting June 1, SAA will be my office. All this while, I’ve been spending time at the day care centre here. I look forward […]

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