About 14.9% of Vietnamese suffer from mental disorders

Posted on April 16, 2014

HANOI - A total of 14.9 percent among Vietnamese population suffer from mental disorders, said a report by World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday.

The most common psychiatric disorders in Vietnam include schizophrenia, epilepsy, depression, dementia, mental retardation, alcoholism, drug abuse, and adolescent conduct disorder, said the report.

Addressing the forum, Vietnamese deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Viet Tien said the to-be-established network on mental health in Asia-Pacific aims to improve life quality of psychosis sufferers by strengthening, developing mental health services.

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Category(s):Mental Health in Asia

Source material from Shanghai Daily


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