Year : 2014  |  Volume : 56  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2--5

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Caring for the Family Caregivers of the Persons with Mental Illness

R. K. Chadda

Professor of Psychiatry, All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110 029, India

Family members are the primary caregivers of the persons with mental illnesses in India and most of the non-Western countries in most of the cases. In the absence of adequate mental health services and institutional support, the family caregiver plays a crucial role in the care of the persons with mental illness. The burden of caregiver is not restricted to severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, but also has been seen in obsessive compulsive disorder and somatization disorder. The caregiving includes taking care of the day to day needs, supervising treatment, taking the patient to hospital for consultation, etc. The families have also to bear with the behavioural disturbances of their ill family members and sometimes may be a target of the abusive or violent behaviour. The caregivers often have to make many compromises on their own life like curtailing on social and leisure activities, meeting financial requirements of the ill member and sometimes may also have to miss their job. Thus the family caregivers experience the burden of caregiving, which may be very severe to affect the physical and mental health of the caregiver, besides affecting his or her day to day life. The caregivers develop different kinds of coping strategies to deal with the burden of caregiving. The coping strategies could be problem solving in nature or seeking social support or may be avoiding type. It is important for the mental health professionals to be able to identify the burden in the caregivers of the persons with mental illness, whom they are treating, so that it should not adversely affect them. Suitable care needs to be provided to the family caregivers so that they are able to deal with the burden of caregiving using healthy strategies. The family caregivers have often been ignored by the mental health professionals while providing care to their patients. This oration would focus on the needs of the caregivers in the background of the burden faced by them and strategies at helping this important resource of care for persons with mental illnesses.


Title of oration: facial emotion recognition deficits: The new face of schizophrenia

Rishikesh V Behere

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal.

Schizophrenia has been classically described to have positive, negative and cognitive symptoms dimensions. Emerging evidence strongly support a fourth dimension of social cognitive symptoms with Facial Emotion Recognition Defictis (FERD) representing a new face in our understanding of this complex disorder. FERD have been described to be one among the important deficits in schizophrenia and could be trait markers for the disorder. FERD are associated with socio-occupational dysfunction and hence are of important clinical relevance. In this oration I shall discuss FERD in schizophrenia, challenges in its assessment in our cultural context and its implications in understanding neurobiological mechanisms and clinical applications.


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