Lack of insight is one of the defining characteristics of psychotic illness. Lack of insight entails a failure to accept that one is ill and to appreciate that symptoms are due to illness. In the International Pilot Study of Schizophrenia (5) lack of insight was the most prevalent symptom reported in schizophrenic patients. It occurred in approximately 90 per cent of cases. Insight is often partial. In particular, even in instances in which a patient acknowledges suffering from an illness, he or she might fail to accept that psychotic symptoms such as delusions or hallucinations are a manifestation of that illness. Lack of insight is one factor that contributes to unwillingness to accept treatment. However, the clinician should be aware that other factors, including lack of appropriate education about the illness and justified fear of side-effects of treatment, can also impede the development of a therapeutic collaboration between physician and patient.

Break Free From Passive Aggression

Break Free From Passive Aggression

This guide is meant to be of use for anyone who is keen on developing a better understanding of PAB, to help/support concerned people to discover various methods for helping others, also, to serve passive aggressive people as a tool for self-help.

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