Schizophrenia diagnosis helps

Nir Prakash Giri

I had onset of mental illness in early 1990s. It took me years to get a correct diagnosis. I visited many psychiatrists and had long stays in hospitals.

Finally, in 1996, I got correct diagnosis: schizophrenia. My medication was clozapine. It has worked very well in my case.

I am involved in an NGO, Nepal Mental Health Foundation, run by persons with mental/psychosocial disabilities. Our area of work is advocacy, mainly focused on UN CRPD.