Dr.Sadaqat Ali talks about Schizophrenia


Scientific researchers have proven that Schizophrenia is a brain disorder and it requires a complete, Bio-Psycho-Social treatment.

butnThis video of Dr.Sadaqat Ali contains information on “Schizophrenia”. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is a renowned addiction psychiatrist and project director of Willing Ways Pakistan.

Schizophrenia is a disease with various misconceptions. Generally, people don’t have much knowledge about schizophrenia.  Most of the people neglect early signs of this illness but there is a need to understand these signs, which includes difficulty in day-to-day functioning, isolation, poor academic performances, poor hygiene, living in imagined world, limited or no social interaction. These several signs usually go un-noticed. When these signs get severe, it leads to dysfunctional behavior and highlight the symptoms of schizophrenia. Because of severe symptoms like hallucinations or delusions and lack of awareness, people confuse this illness as spirit possession or influence of black magic. One possible reason of this confusion is that this illness targets the adults which causes trauma among family members. Families often get angry and go through the process of grief when encountered with such problem. They try every possible approach to manage this issue. 25 % individuals with this problem recover with minimum efforts because of self remission. This is a significant factor that reinforces the misconceptions about schizophrenia. Next 25 % individual face a bit of difficulties, other 25 % require extensive treatment and last 25 % encounter major difficulties even with treatment.

 Scientific researchers have proven that this is a brain disorder and require a complete, bio-Psycho-social treatment. Though doctors never claim that it can be cured or it will never come back, they follow scientific approaches. People welcome their illness by not following professional’s instruction or by refusing to take medication. Science totally refuses the possession of spirits or black magic because science promotes an idea that can be proved. People resist accepting new scientific approach regarding treatment but in contrast, people accept the use of smart phones, air-planes and computers. So, there is a need to gain more knowledge and accept modern help.  To enhance your knowledge there are some other videos that can be viewed by clicking on the following links:

Dr. Sadaqat Ali , a graduate from Dow Medical College, Karachi is a renowned professional in the field of addiction psychiatry. He has a background of getting trained at “HAZELDEN” and “Vital Smarts”, USA. Dr. Sadaqat Ali is the Project Director of Willing Ways Pakistan, and Sadaqat Clinic (pvt.) Limited. He is a sought after speaker who promotes new scientific solutions for persistent and profound problems. Dr. Sadaqat’s name was included in the international Who’s Who directory of professionals which was the first ever distinction of any Pakistani doctor. The print and electronic media have interviewed him extensively. He appears frequently on national TV channels expressing his views on drug addiction, alcoholism, compulsive gambling, suicide prevention and home runaways. He loves to train people on how to intervene if a family member indulges in self-destructive behaviors. He is running a number of national facilities. Willing ways for outdoor and Sadaqat Clinic for indoor treatment of addiction and alcoholism.

Willing Ways Pakistan is an accredited center of excellence in the field of drug treatment and counseling. We have a history, while we started our operations in 1979 when Pakistan was suddenly hard hit by heroin epidemic. We bravely took the responsibility of making public aware that addiction is very much treatable at any stage and today we stand proud being the trusted leaders in the field of addiction treatment. We have our clientele not only in Pakistan but across the borders as well including UK, USA, Middle East and Europe.

At Willing Ways Pakistan the clients are treated scientifically – the secret of our long lasting standing in the field of addiction and counseling. We keep our team and our program up to date with the latest advancements while helping our clients through extensive, specialized and client centered treatment program. These programs are not only patient focused but an extensive work is done with family through what we call counseling for change. The major purpose of this program is to bring peace and serenity in the lives of those who have been suffering in silence, because of a family member’s addictive behavior. We equip families with a set of vital behaviors to produce results.

The programs are uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the patient which eventually help them reach their ultimate goal of a serene life. Our organization comprises of a highly competent team that holds striking credentials and is not only well trained but also carries extensive know – how. We are a unique team of clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, Addiction counselors and Medical specialists involved in research and education, and who collaborate with each other within the institute to ensure our clients receive the best possible care.

We are leading the battle to conquer the disease in all of its forms through cutting-edge research and innovative approaches. Our mission is to prevent, treat and manage addiction for a world free of this illness and its complications.