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Living alone ups risk of mental disorders

Living alone ups risk of mental disorders

Mental health problems are more common in people living alone regardless of age and sex, says a study. “The prevalence of common mental disorders was higher in individuals living alone than in those not living alone in all survey years,” the study noted. For the study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, the researchers used

50 million Pakistanis suffering from mental disorders

Islamabad:  In Pakistan around 50 million people are suffering from common mental disorders. These afflict 15 to 35 million adults besides 20 million children, according to local media. “Approximately 20 million children, or 10 per cent of the population, in our country need attention from mental health practitioners,” said Dr Ayesha Mian, Chairperson of the