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The study published in the journal 'Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica' indicated that those who have been hospitalised due to a mental disorder before turning 25 have considerably poorer prospects on the labour market compared to the rest of the population.
"This potential synergy between physical multimorbidity and mental disorders significantly increases total impact on public health," a coauthor said in a statement.
As for individuals with mental disorders themselves, procuring effective treatment is not only essential for relief of symptoms and distress but also for stigma reduction.
Demographics, years of experience, type of clinic were independent variables while knowledge of mental disorders, knowledge of management of mental disorders were dependent variables.
A panel comprising IG prisons and jail superintendents also discussed the challenges of managing detainees with mental disorders, gaps in existing mental healthcare in prisons, legal deliberations on issues of mental incapacity, limitations of forensic assessments and reports, and implementation of mental health legislation.
The study, which is published today in the Journal PNAS, shows that children surrounded by the high amounts of green space in childhood have up to a 55% lower risk of developing a mental disorder -- even after adjusting for other known risk factors such as socio-economic status, urbanization, and the family history of mental disorders.
A lower threshold for perceiving their children's emotional and behavioral problems as in need for treatment might lead to increased service use in offspring of mothers with mental disorders. (23) Furthermore, former mental health service experience of parents or other family members was associated with increased offspring service utilization.
Focus of community mental nursing services is comprehensive, holistic, and comprehensive nursing services that focus on people who are mentally healthy, vulnerable to stress (risk of mental disorders), and in the recovery and prevention of relapse stages.
'In Nigeria, an estimated 20 to 30 per cent of our populations are believed to suffer from mental disorders. This is a very significant number considering Nigeria has an estimated population of over 200 million.
Over the upward trend, noted psychiatrist, Dr Arshad Hussain, a Professor at IMHANS said in most of the young patients' substance abuse is a major cause for mental disorders.
We must acknowledge the existence of mental disorders and address them before we lose more lives.
He also said various murder cases that allegedly involved suspects with mental disorders in the country had shown the seriousness and the need to deal with it at the community level,