50m Pakistanis affected by psychological problems

50m Pakistanis suffering from mental disorders
Round 50 million persons are affected by frequent psychological problems in Pakistan. The sickness afflicts 15 to 35 million adults, which is about 10 to 20 per cent of the inhabitants.

“Roughly 20 million youngsters or 10computer of the inhabitants in our nation want consideration from psychological well being practitioners,” mentioned Dr Ayesha Mian, chairperson of the division of psychiatry on the Aga Khan College (AKU) at a dialogue held on psychological well being on the Karachi Press Membership on Saturday.

The session was organised in reference to World Psychological Well being Day being noticed on Oct 10.

Dr Mian mentioned there was a notion that individuals with psychological sickness have been violent, seemed totally different from others, and will by no means get higher or couldn’t be productive members of society.

“Such deceptive stereotypes affect adversely on these folks’s wrestle to deal with their situation.”

“Research present that individuals with psychological sickness are more likely to be a sufferer than a perpetrator. Media ought to come ahead and be robust companions in opposition to this social bias,” she mentioned. She mentioned members of the family, buddies and the society on the whole had a significant position to play in serving to folks get better from psychological sickness. They wanted optimistic angle and acceptance of their situations.

“Sadly, there are solely 400 educated psychiatrists within the nation.”