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Clínica y Salud

On-line version ISSN 2174-0550Print version ISSN 1130-5274

Abstract

HUSAIN, Waqar. Prevalent Tendencies for Mental Disorders in Pakistan. Clínica y Salud [online]. 2018, vol.29, n.1, pp.34-38. ISSN 2174-0550.  http://dx.doi.org/10.5093/clysa2018a6.

Psychological problems and mental disorders are visibly prevalent all around the globe. The current survey intended to analyze the latest situation of the prevailing variety of mental disorders in the country by involving 3,500 participants from 5 major cities. The sample of the study was sufficiently rich to represent Pakistanis based on gender, age, education, profession, and income. Data was gathered through interviews and a self-reported questionnaire. The study revealed that 27% of Pakistanis possess tendencies for different mental disorders. Depression and sleep-related problems are the most prevalent psychological problems in the country. Females, unmarried, people below 40 years of age, people with primary level of education, and people belonging to the upper-middle class possess significantly higher tendencies towards mental disorders as compared with their counterparts. The findings will be helpful for researchers, mental health practitioners, and other stakeholders in assessing the state of mental health in the country.

Keywords : Prevalence; Mental disorders; Mental health; Pakistan.

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