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May 2014 ... a UK website A UK website, principally for carers about and carers for schizophrenia; family, community, and professional services, who should - must ! - give voice
for the best interests of those cared for: they can't, and don't, voice for themselves.

The site is edited by a retired psychiatrist who has looked after someone with the schizophrenia condition, at home, affected by the negative form of schizophrenia, for the last twenty years.

[ The blue highlit links take you to another page. You return via the back arrow at the top of your screen or from a link at the bottom of a page .... contact me if you want to help me out with my my views, email about some issue of caring service that is promising, or unsettled and unsettling : at davidwatch@winteryates.plus.com or or text to 07581384722.

[ a limited general psychiatry section links]

the new Local authority Care Act*** New !!!

A local authority view of the new duties that affect carers e.g.clause 10 ... clause 20 ... clause 72 -appeal .... clause 67-68 advocacy ... clause 42-47 duty of safeguarding .... etc

Section 1

Dealing with the NHS Services

Facing the first illness The caring journey

Carer Dealings with the Mental Health Trust 'Teams'

Section 2.

To understand Schizophrenia.

The change in the brain that brings schizophrenia . To explain the cause(s) of schizophrenia

How to guide behaviour towards some recovery that is based on an understanding of those changes at the start of the illness.

Carers and those who live day to day with the illness have no doubts that it is in an illness.
There is a break change in observed behaviour from before, sometime placing the person in alien behaviour, to their disadvantage, which they are unable to reverse themselves to regain the previous state.
The illness continues on it's 'course' with the same pattern of behaviour and misbelief, as an autonomous system, isolating the person from others, who cannot identify with the changed behaviour by using their own experience to understand it.
It is a mental illness, arising out of an adverse change in the function of the brain, the organ of the mind .

That change is a failure to sustain neurogenesis in the hippocampus area of the brain. At the age this happens schizophrenia follows. In schizophrenia the hippocampus area of the brain either is not carrying enough stem cells; or, it is not turning stem cells into enough new cells
Without enough new cells [neurogenesis] in the hippocampus, what is going on outside is not always fully attended to, nor is irrelevant material kept out, but sometimes is treated as necessary, taken to be dealt with as information that has a personal significance.

Working memory is what keeps being drawn upon from accumulated experience to cope with what crops up in day-to-day livimg choices.





Cognitive Remediation

Risk management

'Basic' Psychiatry anxiety
alcoholism, ADHD etc

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epilepsy and schizophrenia

Risk management

Police station

Carers know a thing or two that professionals don't

Carer user and professional

Carer and confidentiality

Links to study References

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