'Mental Disease Third Most Prevalence In Society'
Faizan Hashmi 5 days ago Wed 09th October 2019 | 05:27 PM
The most prevalence among other diseases is mental illness after cardiac disease and cancer which needs immediate attention of the society and the government
LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 9th Oct, 2019 ) :The most prevalence among other diseases is mental illness after cardiac disease and cancer which needs immediate attention of the society and the government.
In an exclusive talk with APP here on Wednesday, Psychiatry Department of King Edward Medical University/Mayo Hospital Chairman Prof Dr Aftab Asif said the theme of world mental day this year is "Suicide Prevention".
He said that mental disorders were on the rise in the country as over 20 percent population was suffering from such disorders currently.
He said that mental illness was a 'time bomb' which would take lives of several innocent victims when it exploded.
Every year one adult in four, along with one child in ten have mental health issue in the country, he added.
However, allocated resources for the screening and treatment of mental health disorders were not enough to meet the increasing need, the Dr Aftab said.
He said that rising inflation, unemployment, erratic gas, electricity and water supplies for which people found themselves unable to cope with, which resulted in mental disorders, especially depression.
Provision of the basic amenities such as clean water, pure food, genuine medicine, transport, hygienic environment, curbing crime and ensuring security to citizens, would result in a mentally healthier country.