Disguised depression

Disguised depression

Feelings of anxiety and alienation must not be taken lightly as most of the cases of depression go unnoticed and hence uncured

Childhood blues

Childhood blues

Head injuries and childhood infections may lead to obsessive compulsive disorders

Insight on suicides

Insight on suicides

Scientists track down the eight-most critical factors which lead to suicides

Caught in the Web

Caught in the Web

Is getting hooked to the Internet a distinct disorder or is it a symptom of other psychiatric illnesses?

Get out of doldrums

Get out of doldrums

Low spirits can upset the heart's rhythm and increase the risk of coronary diseases

Shudder islands

Shudder islands

Harsh environment, government apathy are literally driving Sundarbans inhabitants mad

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  • Strange that there is a

    Strange that there is a burial of the First report on the statistics of Mental Health in 1970 by the Ministry of Health and Family titled - ÔÇÿMental Health in IndiaÔÇÖ by S K Sengupta and D R Chawla which had stated ÔÇô ÔÇ£Mental Illness is common among the poorest ÔÇô 89 percent of the inpatients belonged to the income group of Re 1 to Rs 100 per month in the 38 Mental Hospitals in 1969 with 17,906 beds.ÔÇØ So the economically poor were seeking medical help in Mental Hospitals even then. The report has also stated that a small number of patients are incurable and have to stay in Mental Hospitals.

    There are still 38 Mental Hospitals in India, same as in 1969. It is financially, physically and emotionally depleting to reach one of these hospitals. Serious Mental Illnesses are expensive illnesses. ÔÇÿSince patients are looked after at home there is no burden on the State ÔÇÿÔÇô states the First report as far back as 1970. Your report fails to mention what are the costs of giving care to each patient living in the Mental Hospital run by the Government. Instead there is Antilocution of Mothers and families using the bogey of human rights missing the fact that there is already a violation of human rights of mothers and family care givers of individuals with severe mental illness due to neglect by the Government to assist them in the care process of their ÔÇÿdisabled children/family member which is its obligation as per the UN conventions which India has ratified.
    Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha, Homeopathy, Naturopathy practitioners are vested to run Mental Health Establishments for individuals with severe mental illness by the definition of medical-officer-in-charge and medical practitioner given in the bill. The bill is silent on the standard of care which is crucial with treatments for severe disabling mental illnesses like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression in these establishments. With all the promotion of private establishments, the bill should be called the Mental Health Establishments Bill rather than the Mental Health Care Bill.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
  • It is easy to see that urgent

    It is easy to see that urgent attention is required in the sector of mental health. Now-a-days, society is getting more and more complicated - competition is cutthroat, real face-to-face communication is being replaced by texting and social networking, globalization is constantly bombarding us with new situations, our environment has become dynamic than ever, employment opportunities are inadequate, the paparazzi is constantly brainwashing people into thinking that there is something wrong with them, degrading self esteem and self worth and so on. In these tough times, our minds, especially the minds of the youth need protection and support more than ever.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 5 years ago | Reply
  • I expect there would be far

    I expect there would be far more cases if more people could be screened.

    Posted by: Anonymous | 3 years ago | Reply
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