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AWARD PAPER: BALINT AWARD PAPER
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83-91

Psychosocial issues in an unknown mentally ill: The journey to discover professional self-actualization and more…


Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Shikha Tyagi
Department of Psychiatry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh - 160 030
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-9962.181091

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This case describes my journey with a homeless mentally ill patient who was suffering with schizophrenia, and how it taught me what chronic mental illness means and what kind of social issues are associated with mental illnesses. It has also given me new insights into the community rehabilitation of unknown mentally ill persons; which I have tried to demonstrate through my real-life experiences of working with two sisters suffering with schizophrenia.


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