Article Category:  Family Education

Anosognosia:  When People Don’t Know They Are Ill

Anosognosia: When People Don’t Know They Are Ill

Years ago, when my loved one’s psychiatrist told me that one of the symptoms of schizophrenia is that people don’t know they are ill – “anosognosia” – it blew my mind.  Since then, I have learned quite a lot about anosognosia. 

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Secondary Traumatic Stress in Caregivers

Secondary Traumatic Stress in Caregivers

We’ve all heard of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. However, a family member living in support of a loved one with a mental health condition often faces another form of stress disorder – compassion fatigue. This is also referred to as “Secondary Traumatic Stress,” or STS.

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