Author

Fatima Sheikh

Degree

Master of Science in Journalism

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Supervisor

Shahzeb Ahmed Hashim, Lecturer, Centre for Excellence in Journalism

Project Type

MSJ Capstone

Abstract / Summary

Patients suffering from Schizophrenia, a severe mental illness, firmly believe in their delusions due to a loss of connection with reality and creation of an imaginary world. Generally, diagnosis and treatment of the mental disorder have been ignored due to cultural and social setup in Karachi. Schizophrenia cannot be cured but manageable with lifetime medicines and rehabilitation after each lapse. The purpose of my investigative piece is to highlight the stigma attached to Schizophrenia along with a search for its treatment.

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