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پاکستانیوں میں ذہنی صحت کے بڑے مسائل

Mental disorder is characterized by a clinically significant disturbance in an individual’s thinking, emotional regulation or behavior. There are many different types of mental disorders. Mental disorders may also be referred to as mental health conditions.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), 970 million people around the world were living with a mental disorder in 2019. Among them anxiety and depressive disorders were the most common. In 2020, the number of people living with anxiety and depressive disorders rose significantly. In Pakistan, mental disorders account for more than four percent of the total disease burden, with the mental health burden higher among women. It is estimated that 24 million people in Pakistan are in need of psychiatric assistance. However, allocated resources for the screening and treatment of mental health disorders are not enough to meet the increasing needs.

According to WHO data, Pakistan has only 0.19 psychiatrists per 100,000 inhabitants, one of the lowest numbers in WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region, and in the whole world. In this video Dr. Adeel Arshad, a psychiatrist from Australia answers the following questions about psychiatric issues: 1. What are the common mental health issues in Pakistan? 2. What are the signs of depression in people belonging to the subcontinent? 3. What is the treatment for depression? 4. What is OCD? 5.

What is the treatment of OCD? 6. What are the ways to ensure the sound mental health of employees in an organization?

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