Mental health statistics in Pakistan 2022- 23

What is Addiction? - Mental Health Pakistan

We care Addiction is a basic, chronic disease of the brain rewards. Addiction, motivation, memory, and related secretions. Disorders in these circuits lead.

It is to biological, psychological, social, and spiritual manifestations of the trait. It’s reflected in a person’s pathological reward or avoidance of substance use. It’s about other behaviors.

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Addiction is characterized by a failure to permanently abstain. Poor behavior control, a lack of desire. A lack of recognition of important issues with one’s behavior and relationships. It is the passive emotional response.

Like other chronic illnesses, intoxication often involves relapse and remission cycles. Without engaging in treatment or rehabilitation activities. Addiction develops and can lead to disability or premature death.

World Health Organization, WHO Says

World Health Organization say In recent years, there has been increasing acknowledgement of the important role mental health plays in achieving global development goals, as illustrated by the inclusion of mental health in the Sustainable Development Goals. Depression is one of the leading causes of disability. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of death among 15-29-year-olds. People with severe mental health conditions die prematurely – as much as two decades early – due to preventable physical conditions.

Despite progress in some countries, people with mental health conditions often experience severe human rights violations, discrimination, and stigma.

Many mental health conditions can be effectively treated at relatively low cost, yet the gap between people needing care and those with access to care remains substantial. Effective treatment coverage remains extremely low.

Increased investment is required on all fronts: for mental health awareness to increase understanding and reduce stigma; for efforts to increase access to quality mental health care and effective treatments; and for research to identify new treatments and improve existing treatments for all mental disorders. In 2019, WHO launched the WHO Special Initiative for Mental Health (2019-2023): Universal Health Coverage for Mental Health to ensure access to quality and affordable care for mental health conditions in 12 priority countries to 100 million more people.

In 2022, WHO launched the World Mental Health Report: Transforming Mental health for All.

Launch of the WHO guide for integration of perinatal mental health in maternal and child health services

19 September 2022

 Life altering moments like pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood can be stressful for women and their partners. As a result, women may undergo a period of poor health or witness a worsening of previous mental health conditions.

Almost 1 in 5 women will experience a mental health condition during pregnancy or in the year after the birth. Among women with perinatal health conditions, 20% will experience suicidal thoughts or undertake acts of self-harm. Ignoring health not only risks women’s overall health and well-being, but also impacts infants’ physical and emotional development.

The importance of screening, diagnosis and management of PMH conditions into maternal and child health (MCH) services has been highlighted in the Nurturing Care Framework, the WHO recommendations on maternal and newborn care for a positive postnatal experience and the WHO guideline on improving Early Childhood Development.

This new WHO guide for integration of perinatal mental health in maternal and child health services provides the best available information aimed at supporting MCH providers in identifying symptoms of mental health problems and responding in a way that is adapted to their local and cultural context. The guide provides an evidence-informed approach for  planning integration of perinatal mental healthcare into MCH services and assessing its impact. Effective integration requires for example a core team responsible for overseeing the integration, a situation analysis and needs assessment to identify a feasible package of interventions that meet women’s needs during the perinatal period, and adequate training and supervision of workforce to deliver services.

MCH services during the perinatal period represent a unique opportunity to support women in a respectful and stigma-free environment, leading to increased attendance and better engagement in care for women and their babies and to greater well-being and advancement of society.