“It is necessary to avoid or ritualize in order to prevent harm.” When you actually confront a feared situation repeatedly and don’t ritualize, you realize that no harm follows. Thus, you recognize that the risk is remote and you learn to ignore it.
“The belief that they must avoid the distressing situation or they will be distressed forever.” During prolonged exposure, intense anxiety gradually decreases. As the distress drops, it becomes easier to see whether or not a situation is actually dangerous.
"If I don't avoid or ritualize, the distress will become so severe that I'll go insane." You will be distressed when you first face a frightening situation. However, if you stay in the environment long enough and repeatedly, the distress will subside.
OCD is characterized by a pattern of unpleasant thoughts and anxieties (obsessions) that cause you to engage in repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Obsessions and compulsions disrupt daily tasks and create severe distress.
Dr. Kalrav Mistry's schizophrenia treatment encompasses a comprehensive strategy, targeting both neurodevelopmental aspects and symptom relief.
Treatment involves restoring the equilibrium of dopamine, glutamate, serotonin, norepinephrine, and glycine neurotransmitters for symptom mitigation.
Personalized treatment plans are designed, considering the specific manifestations of each patient's distorted thinking and perception.
Understanding the neurodevelopmental factors at play, Dr. Mistry tailors treatment to manage the disorder's unique challenges and complexities.
The purpose of cognitive restructuring is to help you minimize negative thinking habits, analyze problematic belief systems, and participate in healthier and more flexible thought patterns.
The fundamental method for developing your rational voice is to recognize three basic elements: triggering situations, automatic ideas, and rational alternative views. Write these things down in a structured fashion, similar to a thought journal.
Acknowledging and expressing the content of these ideas can be difficult, and writing some of these thoughts may be an exposure in and of itself. The idea is to consider them as thoughts rather than threats, and writing them is a step in that direction.
Expose your worries while rejecting obsessive behavior (reaction prevention). You will gradually realize that you have the ability to respond differently in the face of fear and worry. When you finish an exposure, you develop distress tolerance and adaptive thinking. If you resist a compulsion prior to exposure, you might expect a panic attack or a series of catastrophic events. Through experience, you learn that the feared event does not occur (or occurs rather infrequently), and that anxiety is unpleasant but not harmful.
Yes, Dr. Kalrav Mistry offers comprehensive treatment plans that aim to manage symptoms and improve the quality of life.
Treatment for schizophrenia often involves a combination of medication, psychosocial interventions, and personalized therapeutic strategies.
Collaboration between the patient, family, and experts like Dr. Mistry is vital for successful schizophrenia treatment, ensuring holistic support.