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Schizophrenia

At Buddhi Clinic we are able to bring together a unique skill set in managing Schizophrenia

Overview

Popularly mistaken for “split mind” the word schizophrenia alludes to a schism in the mind; when the borderlines between reality & fantasy begin to blur.

Schizophrenia is a serious mental illness that affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. People with schizophrenia may seem like they have lost touch with reality, which causes significant distress for the individual, their family members, and friends. If left untreated, the symptoms of schizophrenia can be persistent and disabling. However, effective treatments are available. When delivered in a timely, coordinated, and sustained manner, treatment can help affected individuals to engage in school or work, achieve independence, and enjoy personal relationships.

Multi-modal
Assessment

Signs

Schizophrenia is typically diagnosed in the late teen years to the early thirties and tends to emerge earlier in males (late adolescence – early twenties) than females (early twenties – early thirties). A diagnosis of schizophrenia often follows the first episode of psychosis, when individuals first display symptoms of schizophrenia.

Multi-modal
Diagnosis

Diagnosis

While the diagnosis is clinical, brain imaging, electrophysiology, blood tests to rule out reversible causes or indeed contributing factors and a thorough pre-rehabilitation assessment including evaluation for co-morbidities (associated conditions) will be required in all instances. At Buddhi Clinic our assessment includes standard outcome indicators for activities of daily life, quality of life, neuro-disability and mental health.

Treatment

At the Buddhi Clinic we take a unique approach to this debilitating disorder.We study its origins in the brain; we deconstruct the individual psyche, delving into the very origin of the symptoms. We address not just the core symptoms, we treat the co-morbidities.

We adopt our unique integrative therapy program approach: stabilizing mood and emotion, enhancing insight and self-belief, helping the individual look beyond the world of delusion. We combine modern healthcare with ancient wisdom in the management of this difficult condition. Read our story “A Four Legged Stool” (Linked In blog) Learn from our take on “The Beautiful Mind”
Our integrative approach, beyond medication, stimulates the brain and stabilises the mind and includes neuromodulation (rTMS & tDCS), cognitive behaviour therapy, supportive counselling for the family and a range of holistic interventions, Ayurveda, Naturopathy & Yoga that help calm the mind and restore normal functioning. Read our story “A Four Legged Stool” (Linked In blog) Learn from our take on “The Beautiful Mind”

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We'll ask for some basic information to assess your care needs.

Appointments
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We'll ask for some basic information to assess your care needs.

Multi-modal
Assessment

“A Four Legged Stool”

Read our story “A Four Legged Stool” (Linked In blog)

“The Beautiful Mind”

Learn from our take on “The Beautiful Mind”

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