Psychoeducation refers to the process of providing education and information to those seeking or receiving mental health services and their family members.
Many individuals who have a mental health condition know little or nothing about the condition they have been diagnosed with, what they might expect from therapy, or the positive and negative effects of any medications they may be prescribed.
Information on these topics given to them by medical professionals may be confusing or otherwise difficult to comprehend and thus of little help. Offered in both individual and group formats, psychoeducation can benefit the individual diagnosed, parents and other family members, and caregivers and friends. Also, there are lots of wrong ideas and rumours surrounding psychiatric problems.
One of the reasons could be less genuine information which people are exposed to through media and non-experts. Being misinformed can stop us from approaching a medical professional as a consequence of which chances of recovery are lowered.
During psychoeducation misconceptions are clarified, queries are answered and detailed information is provided.
It is generally known that those who have a thorough understanding of the challenges they are facing as well as knowledge of personal coping ability, internal and external resources, and their own areas of strength are often better able to address difficulties, feel more in control of the condition(s), and have a greater internal capacity to work toward mental and emotional well-being. Psychoeducation often leads to increased compliance with treatment regimens.
About Caring Minds
Caring Minds is an OPD Mental Health Clinic. It is the first of it’s kind, state-of-the-art, multi-speciality institute of mental health in Eastern India. Sprawling across 8000 sq. ft, this one-stop shop houses a diverse team of seasoned professionals who provide their expert services to all issues related to the mind, both clinical and non-clinical under one roof. It caters to all age groups from children to the elderly.