Anti-psychotics and quality of life

This is a question which may occur to many people whether anti-psychotics improve the quality of life. So let me put it this way- anti-psychotics are NOT meant to improve the quality of life, but just reduce the symptoms of psychosis in the short run. Why do I say 'short run'? Nobody ordinarily can have … Continue reading Anti-psychotics and quality of life

What I mean by ‘Recovery Oriented Counseling’

It is difficult for me to explain to people what is the meaning of recovery oriented counseling. Why? Because 'recovery' is a controversial issue, yet something which ought to be known by a wider number of people who are given mental 'illness' diagnosis. The major controversy about recovery lies in the fact that the idea … Continue reading What I mean by ‘Recovery Oriented Counseling’

Understanding ‘Recovery’ in Mental Illness- The truth and the myths

I just wrote this article and put it out on Linkedin- thought it good to share here, since I am unable to write much on the blog nowadays due to so much writing in other fora- journals, dissertation, etc. Here it is-  Yes, you heard correctly. The idea of recovery in mental illness is  real … Continue reading Understanding ‘Recovery’ in Mental Illness- The truth and the myths