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

The idea of recovery in an interview

This is my first public interview, in which I spoke about recovery and why it is a justice issue, more than the right for people to get mental health treatment. It aired on the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, this year- 2019. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIDYF6zF39I&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3co6NOgcCRuCoEfHvYMZdXL8RdKNqnEWGLw3nnuctJ5y8ioFQxbT7gSLA My interview in Hindi, whose title is somewhat misleading for … Continue reading The idea of recovery in an interview

Journal of Ethics in Mental Health- some thoughts about the special issue

Finally the special issue of the Journal of Ethics in Mental Health (JEMH) is released by the McMaster University in Canada. The whole process has lasted over two years, for we began in April 2017- when I was still in the midst of collecting my empirical data- narratives of people with lived experiences of mental … Continue reading Journal of Ethics in Mental Health- some thoughts about the special issue

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’

Philosophical underpinnings of my counseling practice

There are some points about the Open Dialogue Approach (OD) which, from my perspective, merit consideration and probable inclusion in the philosophical framework of my  counseling practice. The fact that certain overlaps exist between OD and Collaborative Dialogic Approaches of the Galveston group is a further confirmation to me that it is a similar set … Continue reading Philosophical underpinnings of my counseling practice