WHO To Address Mental Disorders In Nigeria
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The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it will be addressing emergencies and mental disorders in Nigeria and several other countries in 2019.

Concise News learned that, in a report published on Wednesday, WHO listed other countries affected to include Bangladesh, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, South Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine, the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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Statistics in the report showed that “there are more people living with mental disorders in areas affected by conflict than we previously thought – many more.”

“One person in five is living with some form of mental disorder, from mild depression or anxiety to psychosis,” it said.

“Worse, almost one in 10 is living with a moderate or severe mental disorder.”

According to the Federal Ministry of Health, three in every 10 or 30 per cent of Nigerians suffer from one form of mental disorder or the other.