International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychology Science | India | Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018


A Study to Assess Mental Health Disorders in Selected Mental Health Centres, Pune, India

Silas Treveli Munighati | Wormichon Ngasainao | Dr. Sheela Upendra [2]


Abstract: According to World Health Organization, One out of four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point of their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from mental illness, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide. The present study was undertaken to assess the prevalence of various mental health disorders at two different rehabilitation centres of Pune city, India. Materials and Methods This descriptive study was carried out in two Mental Health Centres of Pune City. All the patients admitted in those two centres during the time of the study were included. Distribution of the patients were done according to their diagnosis using ICD-10 classification. Appropriate statistical tests were used for analysis. Results A total of 268 patients were included for the study.162 Male patients & 106 Female patients were included in the study. Prevalence of Schizophrenia was found to be 50.37 %. Conclusion Schizophrenia dominates almost half of the mental health disorders found at the centres.


Keywords: Mental Health Centres, Mental Health disorders, Schizophrenia, Mental Illness


Edition: Volume 7 Issue 2, February 2018,


Pages: 1234 - 1236


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