Report: 20% of Iraqis suffer from mental disorders
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report of the site , "The Wire", on Tuesday, reported that Iraq suffers from a high proportion of those affected by mental illness as a result of long years of conflict and war, pointing out that nearly 20 percent of Iraq 's population are suffering from mental disorders.
"Many of these patients are deprived of adequate treatment and care because there is insufficient awareness of the nature of mental illness as well as the social stigma resulting from mental illness," the report said. "Mental health causes are rarely investigated or investigated. The future of the disease in Iraq. "
"There is little known about the causes of suicides due to the lack of institutions to assess and study these reasons in general and not to develop appropriate solutions, but it is known that the main factors of mental illness are certainly caused by abuse, trauma and neglect, social isolation or loneliness, Social, poverty, extreme stress and long-term fear. "
"A study carried out by the Iraqi national studies in 2018 on the analysis of suicides by examining the data of legal investigations on the causes of death showed that the suicide rate among every 100,000 Iraqi individuals was 2.18 percent (1.21 percent of males and 0.97 percent of females) Indicating a rapid increase in suicides between 2015 and 2016, which amounted to 1.31 percent. "
He noted that "the most common methods of suicide were hanging 41 percent, the use of firearms by 31.4 percent and self-burning by 19.2 percent of the total cases, and the causes of 24.1 percent of suicides was psychological disorder, where the incidence of depression accounted for 53.9 of suicides As a result of psychological conditions. "
"Failure to take into account mental health will lead to serious problems at the social level and needs immediate treatment in this area," the report warned in its report. Ending / 25 z