Dr Sarah Javed

Dr. Sarah Javed works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, Women's College, Aligarh Muslim University. Dr. Javed is also appointed as a student counselor in Aligarh Muslim University's student counseling center. She has done her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, AMU. Her research was on the Cognitive Remediation of Schizophrenic and Depressive patients. Her Interests areas are Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Personality, and Cognitive Psychology. Dr. Javed has co-authored 2 books and has 18 publications in reputed journals. Dr. Sarah was awarded with Young Scientist award on the occasion of the AICPERT inspirational women award 2021, Organized by the All India Council For Productive Education Research & Training. Dr javed bagged the best paper award at two conferences. She has been awarded 3 fellowships during her academic journey.

Barriers to resilience in caregivers of people who have schizophrenia.

Caregivers of persons with schizophrenia may endure considerable stress and burden that can compromise their health and quality of life and impair the functioning of the family. In order to lessen the stress and burden, it is necessary for family members to be resilient. This qualitative design explored barriers impeding family resilience in caregivers of people who have Schizophrenia. In-depth interviews were conducted with 15 family caregivers of patients with Schizophrenia recruited from the Department of Psychiatry, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College and Hospital, AMU. The data collected were analyzed through the Conventional Content Analytic Approach. Findings consisted of 6 major themes: Care Burden, Social Stigma, Lack of Social Support, Lack of knowledge about the disease, Incomplete recovery, and Expressed Emotions. Findings have implications for professional practices. By understanding the barriers to resilience professionals are able to focus on these factors and help families to remove or reduce their influence.

Dr Sarah Javed