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Stress among caregivers of schizophrenia - a pilot analysis

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Abstract

Caregivers of patients with schizophrenia experience a lot of stress and emotional strain, and they are frequently required to take care of them for the rest of their lives. Having a relative with mental illness can be stressful for many families.In India, the family is an important source of support for the mentally sick. Despite their incredible fortitude in caring for their relatives, Indian families face a great deal of physical and emotional suffering. The bad feelings and subsequent strain experienced as a result of caring for a chronically ill individual are referred to as caregiver's burden. The overall response of an organism to external demands or pressure is known as stress. Any incident or occurrence that a person perceives a danger to his or her coping skills or resources can be the source of stress, and coping is a complex process. Ignorance and misconceptions among patient caregivers, deinstitutionalization policies, and a lack of resources all contribute to a high illness burden among caregivers. Many families believe they lack the required coping techniques to assist in the management of their relatives' mental illness. Serious mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, have catastrophic consequences for both sufferers and their families. A pilot study was done among 28 careers of schizophrenia to examine the study's viability and feasibility. This study advocated for a true experimental research design .Conclusion: This pilot study concludes by demonstrating the efficacy of psychosocial therapies on stress in schizophrenia careers.

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Ajithakumari G., V. Hemavathy. Stress among caregivers of schizophrenia - a pilot analysis. Cardiometry; Issue 22; May 2022; p.435-433; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.22.435433; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no22-may-2022/stress_among_caregivers

Ключевые слова

Caregivers,  Schizophrenia,  Stress among caregivers,  Deinstitutionalization,  Psychosocial interventions
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