“Things you need to know about schizophrenic people”, Psychiatrist, Dr. Deepak Raheja

Being a psychiatrist in one of the renowned mental Wellness centres in India, Dr. Deepak Raheja holds extensive experience in helping people who suffer from schizophrenia. He is widely acclaimed for his services in treating depression and other mental disorders such as addiction and its likes. Dr. Raheja’s mental wellness clinic, Hope Care India, provides several wellness treatment modules meant for holistic recovery of the patients.  It is also one of the most recognised centres for schizophrenia treatment in India.

With years of experience, Dr. Raheja has understood that every individual suffering from a certain kind of mental illness has the potential to live a functional life once he has sought for professional help. He has helped people with schizophrenia cope through drivers’ treatment programs.

A holistic understanding of schizophrenia and its various aspects are as follows.

People suffering from schizophrenia go through two types of symptoms broadly known as positive and negative symptoms.

  • Positive symptoms at very basic can be understood as “add ons” to personality such as hallucinations and delusions. Hallucinations are perceptive distortions of the external stimuli such as auditory hallucinations, visual hallucinations, tactile hallucinations, etc. Delusions on the other hand are false beliefs, strongly held by an individual in spite of evidence to the contrary such as delusion of control, delusion of jealousy, etc.
  • Negative symptoms of schizophrenia can be understood as deficits in the personality such as apathy (lack of concern or enthusiasm), affective deficits, reduction in speech, social withdrawal and anhedonia (lack of interest in things that were liked before).

Individuals suffering from schizophrenia have a distorted understanding of the reality and perhaps due to this, they happen to be further segregated and isolated from the society.

With proper treatment that is pharmacological help, as well as psychosocial interventions, the active symptoms can be curbed and the patient can be rehabilitated in the society as a fully functioning individual.

At Hope Care India, we attempt to help those in the stress due to their illness. Hope Care is not only an anxiety disorder Treatment Centre, but also helps people suffering from other illnesses such as bipolar mood disorder, alcohol addiction or substance abuse disorder.  Dr. Deepak Raheja and his team of professionals provide patients with schizophrenia a space where they can be helped and guided to control the symptoms and better cope with the environment giving them a chance for leading a healthy life.

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