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Psychological Disorders in Pakistan: Why Still a Taboo?

Dr. Fariha Naz

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A psychological disorder, also often, referred to as a mental disorder, is a pattern of psychological and behavioural symptoms that create disturbance for the person experiencing them. Mental disorders are usually characterized by the patterned distress in occupational, social and personal areas of an individual’s life.

To talk more about the importance of seeking consultation for mental disorders, we invited psychologist, Dr. Fariha Naz. Furthermore, she also talks about how seeking treatment for any psychological disorder is considered taboo in our society.

According to Dr. Fariha Naz, just like physical health, mental health should also be prioritized. Mental health provides you with strength, resilience and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances of life. Even though, perceptions have started to change in other countries, Pakistan still has a long way to go.

One of the most silent, deadly and yet the most hardly talked about mental illnesses in Pakistan is depression. Contrary to popular belief, depression is not characterised by temporary feelings of sadness, rather it is a serious medical condition that causes a persistent feeling of sadness, loss of interest in activities once enjoyed and even affect daily functioning.

In Pakistan, nearly 34% of the of the population suffers from a kind of depressive order. People are often very reluctant to go to psychologists as they fear ridicule and stigma. Needless to say, the stats are pretty distressing and warrant immediate action. Please watch the video to learn more about the correct way to diagnose and seek consultation for any mental concerns.

If you or your loved ones have any mental health concerns, we strongly advise taking medical advice without any delay. At oladoc, we are committed to serve the community and connect them with the best specialists needed. Here, you can find and book an appointment with the best psychologist in Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad. You can book appointments via website, mobile app or by calling our helpline at 042-3890-0939. We’re here to keep you active and healthy!

Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Fariha Naz - Author Dr. Fariha Naz is among the Best Psychiatrists in Lahore. Dr. Fariha Naz is a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Diabetes Counsellor, Counselor and Addiction Specialist. She has a MS (Clinical & Counseling Psychology), Psyche D From Argosy University, Clinical Psychology and Counselling from Beacon House National University and Addiction specialisation from Boston University degree along with an experience of 7 years.
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