What are the rehabilitation methods for Schizophrenia patients
What are the rehabilitation methods for Schizophrenia patients,Schizophrenia is a mental disorder in which the affected person loses all his / her interest and hopes in general life and activities and lives a very abnormal and disorganised life.
Let’s have a look at the therapies available to rectify the Schizophrenia issues in a person and achieve the goal of making them live a normal life.
The main therapy is the Psychotherapy in which we do not require to give strong chemical medicines to the Schizophrenia patient but get indulged into an individual psychotherapy in which the psychiatrist or therapist can and will teach the friends or family members of the patient about how to handle and deal with the patient’s thoughts or behaviour.
There are a number of psychotherapies depending on the severity or majority or frequency of the Schizophrenic issues. These therapies are quite useful as there in no involvement of the strong medicines or chemicals which the doctors prescribe for the mentally sick patients. As these medicines have major side-effects also, so it’s better to go for some psychiatric therapies which has no side-effects at all and helps to recover in a better way.
- Individual psychotherapy: In this therapy, the psychiatrist or the therapist teaches the friends and family of the patient about how to handle and deal with the patient’s thoughts and behaviour. For this therapy, there is safe, caring and confidential environment to explore their feelings, beliefs or behaviours in different-different aspects of life.
- Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT): This therapy is helpful to Schizophrenics who have extreme negative thoughts and beliefs as the Psychotherapist helps and teaches a person to change potentially harmful or destructive beliefs and behaviours. This therapy can help people with Schizophrenia learn to live better, reduce certain Schizophrenic Symptoms and avoid relapse.
- Cognitive enhancement therapy (CET): CET is a performance based, comprehensive, developmental approach to the rehabilitation of social cognitive and neurocognitive deficits. Participants work at recovery through structured group and computer exercises. CET is designed as a recovery phase intervention for symptomatically stable persons with severe mental illness, who nonetheless remain socially and vocationally disabled. CET is the result or conclusion of more than 30 years of clinical experience and research in schizophrenia treatment. Overall, CET attempts to increase mental stamina, active information processing, and the spontaneous negotiation of unrehearsed social challenges. It does so with a focus on enhancing perspective taking, social context appraisal, and other components of social cognition.
- Social skills training (SST): Social skills training is a type of psychotherapy that works to help people improve their social skills so they can become socially SST is predominantly a behavioural therapy but cognitive therapy can also be used in some situations to maximise the success of SST.