Mental health care is one of the biggest challenges standing in front of the world. I certainly don’t mean to scare anyone, but seeing the situation. It is pretty evident that in today’s age and time. Mental health care is the most important thing. People suffer from almost the same kind of mental problems regardless of which part of the world they belong to. People from developed countries face almost the same mental issues as people from underdeveloped countries.
An American could be as depressed and anxious as a Pakistani, Indian, or someone from an underdeveloped country. This is something universal. The world as a whole is dealing with such issues. Therefore, you get to see advancement in the field of psychiatry and psychology. In countries like the US, visiting a psychologist has become a crucial need for people to function properly. There are a number of mental health care centers that fully facilitate the suffering.
A number of mental health care centers are emerging in underdeveloped countries
In underdeveloped countries, people have also started realizing this. That it is necessary to look after your mental health to function properly. Hence, many mental health care centers have emerged to help the patients. Every best hospital in Pakistan has a separate mental health care center today were the most competent psychologists and psychiatrists practice.
There was a time when people used to think that seeing a mental doctor would make them mad. But today, Pakistani society has grown out of it and they believe that seeing a psychologist is of utter importance if they encounter any mental illness. It is also observed that a large number of medical students have also shown their interest. In pursuing their specialization in mental health care.
What are the reasons behind the increased number of mental issues?
Well, there are multiple factors that trigger mental problems and they could be anything depending upon the patients. The trigger or reason for a disease in one person could be totally different for the same disease in another person. Because we are different people with different capabilities and backgrounds hence, different things impact us in different ways on different people.
The psychologist will ask questions to reach the core of the problem
When a patient visits a mental healthcare center and meets a psychologist. Then the psychologist will ask them many questions from him. The questions regarding his life, his background, his likes, dislikes, his profession, hobbies, what kind of childhood or past life he has had, and more such questions. A psychologist scratches the surface of the person to reach the core of the person and yes! The core of the problem is on the basis of the information gathered and the doctor’s knowledge and experience.
Once the problem is diagnosed, they further move towards its resolution. If the illness can be cured with the help of therapies then the psychologist gives the patients the needed therapies but if he realizes that the patient needs medication as well, then he further recommends him to the psychiatrist, who would treat the patient with the help of medicine.
Why can’t the psychologist treat the patient with medication?
A psychologist doesn’t have the educational background of a doctor hence he cannot prescribe medicine to the patients. Though a psychologist is a well-learned individual and has to get certifications from the authorities to provide mental therapies, they are not authorized for prescribing medicine to the patients as they didn’t study the physiological impacts of medicine, which a psychiatrist would know, because he is an MBBS doctor.
What mental problems are most commonly seen in patients?
Many people visit mental health care centers at the best hospitals in Pakistan and they are found suffering from diverse mental problems but most commonly the patients are diagnosed with
Anxiety occurs when a person is worrying about his future. So, if a person panics and is worrying extremely about the unseen and that gets out of his hands then he certainly needs to consult a psychologist or a psychiatrist who will diagnose the problem and then cure it.
Depressing thoughts are common in every human but if a person loses his interest in living. To an extent that his life has a great effect on it, then he needs help from a medical professional. To actively take mental health care to function properly.
Observing measures for the sake of mental health care is crucial for improved quality of life and obligatory to everyone.