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Coping Skills For Delusions

In my previous article, I discussed coping strategies for hallucinations.  In this article, I will describe the coping skills used to handle the delusions with Schizophrenia.

Distraction


According to , distraction is the first coping skill to handle delusions with Schizophrenia.  Like experiencing hallucinations, when you are experiencing delusions distract yourself from the delusions.  Do not fixate on them.  Distract yourself from them.  Focus on something else.  Watch a television show or listen to music.  In simple terms, gear your attention away from...
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Coping Skills For Hallucinations

Schizophrenia can be either acute or chronic.  Either way when you experience the symptoms of Schizophrenia you may experience hallucinations as well.  This article will provide readers with coping strategies to handle hallucinations during a psychotic episode.

Distraction


According to , distraction is...
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recreational activities

3 Ways To Stay Occupied During A Snow Day With Schizophrenia

Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. It is snowing where I live today. It is nice and warm in my home, and I am staying indoors. In this article, I will describe three activities to keep yourself occupied with Schizophrenia on a snowy, winter day.

Drink Hot Chocolate And Read A Book


The first activity to keep yourself occupied with Schizophrenia on a snowy, winter day is to drink hot chocolate and read your favorite book. It...
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Anxiety

What is Agitation?

"Sometimes, I feel like I'm walking on eggshells with you, Son. I never know if you're going to be nice or start yelling." -- my Mom

As you can imagine, this hurts to hear and even more to write. I, like many people with mood...
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Adult Mental Health

Pregnancy and Severe or Persistent Mental Illness

Do you know someone who suffers from a severe mental illness and desires to have a family? How do you feel about this? Is this you? Or someone you know? This dilemma has created a storm of controversy over the years and has even included a debate on whether or not women, who suffer from severe or untreated mental illnesses, should be on birth control. Many believe women should be free to make their...
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Adult Mental Health

Facts On ECT: Concerns With Shock Treatment

Electro-convulsive Therapy (ECT), termed shock therapy in the 1940s and 1950s, is a type of treatment used in cases of resistant or severe depression. It is often the last resort following a line of treatments (medication, talk therapy, etc.).

ECT is the induction (or encouragement) of a seizure using an electrical stimulus (or electrode) applied to the scalp to create shock-like waves to the brain. Anesthesia or a muscle relaxant is used and a device is placed between...
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