World Mental Health Day: World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on 10 October to raise awareness and importance of mental health among people around the world. Today we are living in 21st century. But despite this, people do not take mental health seriously. Due to which people do not get the right advice and treatment for their mental illnesses.
Well-known psychiatrist Dr. Mohammad Aleem Siddiqui of Lucknow told about all the information related to mental health. Along with this, how to get rid of diseases and what is the condition of mental patients around the world.
5% of adults worldwide suffer from depression
Dr. Mohammad Aleem Siddiqui explained, “Nearly one billion people have a mental disorder and anyone, anywhere can be affected. Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide. Globally, it is estimated that 5 % of adults suffer from depression.”
Impact on mental health of corona patients
The psychiatrist reported that “Globally, one in seven children aged 10-12 experience a mental disorder. Half of all such disorders begin by age 14. But most go undetected and untreated. ” They reported that people with severe mental disorders such as schizophrenia die 10-20 years earlier than normal. One out of every 100 deaths is by suicide. It is the fourth leading cause of death for youth aged 15-29.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on people’s mental health. According to the National Mental Health Survey (NMHS), total current mental health morbidity was 10.6 per cent, of which 10 per cent were due to common mental disorders (CMDs), which include depression, anxiety and substance abuse.
Loss of one trillion US dollars
Dr. Mohammad Aleem Siddiqui said that the most common mental disorders are ‘depression and anxiety’. Lost productivity as a result of that costs the global economy US$1 trillion every year. On average, countries spend only 2% of their national health budget on mental health, he said. It has changed a bit in recent years. Despite the increase in development assistance for mental health in recent years, it does not exceed one per cent of development assistance for health.
Insomnia problem in 57 percent post covid patients
Dr. Mohammad Aleem Siddiqui told that the problem of sleep is more in post covid patients. Whereas, it is less in the general population. He said that about 18 per cent of the general population and 57 per cent of post-Covid-19 patients were found to have insomnia.
Psychological and behavioral impact of lockdown on children, adolescents and caregivers:-
• 34.5 percent worry.
• 41.7 percent depression.
• 42.3 percent irritability.
• 30.8% inattention.
• 22.5% significant fear of Kovid
Psychological and behavioral impact of Kovid-19 on health workers:-
• 30 percent worry.
• 31.1 percent depression.
• 56.5 percent acute stress.
• 44 percent sleep disorders.
• 20.2% post-traumatic stress.
Types of post covid brain syndrome:-
• The problem of forgetting.
• brain fog.
• Symptoms of depression and anxiety.
• Obsessive-compulsive symptoms.
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The psychiatrist reported that “one of the most common mental health conditions ‘depression and anxiety’ can be treated with talking therapy, medication, or a combination of these. For every US$1 invested in mass treatment for depression and anxiety, US$5 is refunded.” They reported that “for every US$1 invested in evidence-based treatment for drug dependence, there is a return of up to US$7 in reduced crime and criminal justice costs. General health workers trained to diagnose and treat manta can be done.”
Dr. Mohd Aleem Siddiqui said that regular health check-up of people with serious mental disorders can prevent premature death. The quality of life of people living with conditions such as autism and dementia can be greatly improved if their caregivers receive proper training. The rights of people living with a mental health condition can be protected and promoted through mental health legislation, policy, the development of affordable, quality community-based mental health services, and people’s participation.