The world scene of schizophrenia &
other mental illness.
international multi-centric studies organized by the world
health organisation (W.H.O) namely the international pilot study of
schizophrenia (IPSS) initiated in 1965 & determinants of outcome of
severe mental disorder (DOSMED) initiated in 1977 have fairly well
established that schizophrenia occurs in all parts of the world,
both in the developing & industrialized countries( WHO 1979,
Sartorius et al 1986 Jeblensky et al 1992)
It has also
been seen that the prognosis of the disease is better in developing
countries (WHO, 1979, Jeblensky et al 1992) like India (
Desjarlais et al, 1995). Different explanations were given out of
which tolerance of odd behaviors by families; support from the joint
families & community play a major role.
think may be the social support along with lack of
awareness & medical model,
which tends to prove it, as a hopeless disease- is actually the
cause for good prognosis. Even then the difficulty in
lies in lack of professionals compared
to the magnitude of the problem, lack of funds needed for
Machines like computers along with necessary information through IT
can work wonders in case of disability arising from dreaded
disorders like schizophrenia. It has been found through three years
study that computer have a very important role in the life of person
with mental illness.
Empowering these impaired through the latest gadget often
proved to be economically
viable project to solve the problem. Disability arising out of
mental illness can be handled effectively through computer &
It has been
seen that this modern gadget, which is sometimes believed
to make a man loner, has
been actually acting as the bridge between the
persons suffering from
mental illness to the society in general. The disabled person also
gains confidence & courage as they gain control over the machine.
Gaining control over the machine helps them to gain control over
of Science & technology has been seen to revolutionized
Human Life not only in material level but also on personal level-
helping the disabled to gain control over their lives.
the impaired through computer & IT has proved to be a needed
solution to the most dreaded problem of modern world disability
arising out of mental illness.