What is Psychoeducation?

Psychoeducation refers to the education offered to individuals with a mental health condition and their families to help empower them and deal with their condition in an optimal way. Frequently psychoeducational training involves individuals with schizophrenia, clinical depression, anxiety disorders, psychotic illnesses, eating disorders, and personality disorders, as well as patient training courses in the context of the treatment of physical illnesses. Family members are also included. A goal is for the consumer to understand and be better able to deal with the presented illness. Also, the patient's own capabilities, resources and coping skills are strengthened and used to contribute to their own health and wellbeing on a long-term basis.

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I think am suffering form mental and emotional depression.This is happening for a long time now.As a result am not being able to concentrate...

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I understand your concern. The feeling of the future being uncertain and losing control can be very unnerving for some people and...

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Ive been having troubles at home which are leading to extreme panic attacks and insomnia. What can i...

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Drugs will help

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Hi, thanks for your query. You have not given the details about the symptoms.

What is bothering you...

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How would you explain Bipolar disorder simply to a patient?

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Before starting education of patient we need to know stage of patient illness. Bipolar disorder has two phases...

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