Going beyond medication and reinforcing a patient's strengthsresilience, optimism and social engagementcan help in recovery and longevity
NEW DELHI :
One of the biggest challenges of dealing with mental illness is the fear and stigma associated with seeing a psychiatrist. But this need not be the case, says Dilip V. Jeste, associate dean for healthy ageing, and distinguished professor of psychiatry and neurosciences at the University of California, San Diego, US. As a global thought leader in the field of psychiatry, Jeste advocates a clinical approach, called “positive psychiatry", which is much less intimidating for people.