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Right counseling needed to deal with mental problems: Psychiatrists


KATHMANDU: Appropriate and right counseling is needed for those suffering from mental problems, said psychiatrists at a programme here today.
They shared this at a training session on the psycho therapy and psychodrama organised here jointly by the Psychic Desk Foundation, the School of Psychology Nepal (SPN) and Indian Institute of Psychodrama.
On the occasion, Dr Narendra Thagunna, president of the SPN, said counseling is needed to deal with different types of mental problems as most of them are treated without medicines.
The training aims to produce skilled manpower in the field of mental health, he added. Dr Herb Propper, international trainer onpsychodrama and Magdalene Jeyarathnam, director of the Indian Institute of Psychodrama were trainers for the three-day session that concluded on Thursday. The total 18 people took the training.
According to World Health Organisation, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions worldwide. In Nepal, around 20 percent of the people suffer from mental problems, according to available data. RSS

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