Counseling for Schizophrenia

Human interaction plays a crucial role in treatment of schizophrenia. Confidence and trust on therapist lay foundation for recovery. Counseling and relationship with therapist can take many forms. In counseling, patients learn about their illness, about life skills and ways to avoid a relapse. Counseling can take place one-to-one or group setting. It helps to improve relationships, deal with symptoms, live a better life and meet goals. Group counseling helps in learning social skills. Counseling can help in understanding of self, own thoughts and correction of thoughts and behavior.

Social Skills Training – Social skill training helps in improving communication and social interactions. Person can learn behavior techniques and life skills that will help in social interactions and living better relationships.  This in turn reduces frustration and improves adjustment in life.

Cognitive Remediation – Cognition or thinking pattern is one core of complaints. It includes repetitive cognitive tasks, compensatory strategies, learning techniques, instructions, positive reinforcement and rewards. Therapy goes from simple component to more complex.

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