Which Way Mental Disorders?
Pakistani society needs to accept mental disorders as any other ailments that affect the human body.
mental disorders are just like any other ailment that affects the human body despite the fact that the incidence of mental illness has increased at a frightening rate.
Absence of proper healthcare facilities, lack of hospitals, psychiatric wards, mental health practitioners and psychiatrists are some factors that have worsened the situation. The people of Pakistan are exposed to dreadful situations that can cause
is suffering from mild to moderate psychiatric illnesses. The national outlook regarding mental disorders needs to be changed to take the issue seriously. Most of the public sector hospitals do not get substantial funds to run their mental health departments. Of the total health allocation in the budget, only 0.4 percent is reserved for mental illnesses.
The persistent wave of poverty, bad governance, unemployment, rising country for 176 million patients.
The problem is not limited to Pakistan. Mental illness is rapidly reaching the stage of a global epidemic. While the entire population of the world is much at risk, the people of developing and underdeveloped countries are more prone due to a severe lack of mental healthcare facilities. After heart diseases, more people die of depression which is regarded as ‘the world’s second largest