Indians do not take mental diseases seriously

There are increasing mental patients in India, but do not take it seriously. Learn what the report says ...

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) believes that mental diseases are still not being given due importance in the country. According to a survey conducted across the country, about 13.7 percent of India's general population suffers from mental illnesses. In addition, about 10.6 percent of these people require immediate medical care.

A national mental health program was started in India earlier, but there was no significant progress in that direction. One such mental disorder is schizophrenia, which is a chronic and severe mental disorder, which affects the way a person thinks, feels and behaves.

IMA President Dr. K.K. Aggarwal said that schizophrenia can occur at the age of 16 to 30 years. In men, the symptoms of this disease may start appearing at a younger age than in women. Many people do not even realize that they have got this disease, because its symptoms come out after a long time.

He said that such people start staying away from others and become lonely. They think strangely and doubt everything. There is often a problem of psychosis in the family of such people. Such condition in youth is called prodromal period. Detection of the disease also becomes difficult because many people believe that they do not have such a thing. Lack of awareness is a big issue.


Dr. Aggarwal said that sometimes, patients with schizophrenia may have other problems such as drug addiction, stress, obsession and depression. Researchers also suggest that neuronal development in the fetus may also be responsible for this condition.

He said that the treatment of schizophrenia patients is usually done with the help of medication, psychological counseling and self-help. With proper treatment, most people lead normal and productive lives. After getting cured, you should keep taking medicines so that the symptoms do not return.

Some useful measures to prevent this disease -


- Get the right treatment. Do not stop treatment in between.

- Such patients feel that what they are thinking is true.

- Tell such patients that everyone has the right to think in their own way.

- Treat such patients with respect and help them without tolerating dangerous or inappropriate behavior.

- Try to find out if a support group is active in your area.
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