Mental Disorders On The Rise In China

by Medindia Content Team on  December 30, 2005 at 7:03 PM Mental Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Mental Disorders On The Rise In China
China's spending on mental health is reportedly very high, accounting for 20 percent of its spending on health, according to an official at a recent medical-care symposium in the capital city of south China's Hainan Province. This figure is expected to rise further to 25 percent in 2020 according to Qi Xiaoqiu, Head of the Disease Control and Prevention Department of the Ministry. A total 16 million people suffer from mental disorders in China.

Abnormal behaviour of children, psychological problems of students, senile dementia and depression, drug abuse and suicide attempts are on the rise across the nation. Qi said China has built 600-plus medical institutes to cater to people with mental disorders, involving 120,000 beds and 15,000 doctors.

Edited IANS

Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Schizophrenia Binge Eating : The Pleasure and Pain Anorexia Nervosa Bulimia Nervosa Munchausen Syndrome Bigorexia Loss of Taste Psychotherapy / Talk Therapy 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive