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Psychological disorders: what are they?

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Yvonne Wabai
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Psychological Disorders: Crash Course Psychology #28


Did you know that 20% of the world's population suffers from psychological disorders? Going by the current world population, listed by the U.N as 7 billion, that's 1.2 billion people who struggle with mental health conditions.

In Kenya, 1 in every 4 people is likely to suffer from mental illness in their lifetime , yet the country has only 88 psychiatrists and 427 nurses qualified to handle the illnesses in the 14 mental health hospitals, which have a bed capacity of between 15 and 25.

Despite these staggering statistics, many people still do not know what mental health means or what psychological disorders are and there is a general stigmatization of people suffering from psychological disorders.

It is time that we had this conversation.

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