The 4 most common mental health illnesses among Filipinos

The 4 most common mental health illnesses among Filipinos

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It is a relief that the Philippine Department of Health (DOH) under the administration of President Duterte, is finally putting importance in this aspect of the Philippine healthcare. Check out the most common mental illnesses that the Filipino people are facing.
14 Sep 2016 - General
I am pretty sure PTSD and depression are common all over the world especially Singapore. Singapore is know to be one of the most stressful places to live in just to meet ends meet. I have seen many who are depressed but do not want to be known to the mental institute - resulting in high suicide rates too. They range as young as 15 years old. Although the help is available to all these patients, but once seen, many are labelled and are deprived of a good standing job. Many went astray and some co...
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Perhaps schizophrenia ranks first because this is the most common mental health illness that warrants hospital confinement. However, based from what I have observed, there are a lot of Filipinos who do not seek medical consultation despite symptoms of anxiety or depression. This is partly due to the social stigma of being labelled as "crazy" when people find out that you're seeing a psychiatrist. Since the current administration started, I think there will be a shift in the most co...
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Mental problems has grown to be an alarming state for each and everyone. These top four mental illness that has hit the Filipinos generally should be given importance by the government. As a healthcare provider, it also equates stress. Thus stress can predispose us to have one of the top four illness, most likely depression. As a nurse, there's quite a large scope of people you need to deal with. Patient's who are sick, irate responsible folks, demanding patients and clients, trying to g...
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