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Statistical analysis of social determinants of mental health problems


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Abstract

Mental health is as important as physical health to the overall well being of individuals, societies and countries. To understand what psychiatric services are required for a community, it is necessary to know the frequency of mental disorder in the population and how these disorders became known to the medical services. Alcohol and other drugs related problems, rate of suicide and divorce rate are too high in Kerala. Therefore, we are studying the severity of mental health problem prevailing in Kerala.
This work is an attempt to identify the mental health conditions, and analyze the socio-economic and mental behavior of mentally challenged people. Here we consider the psychiatric problems which affect the social, economic and mental status of people in the society and the reasons for the growth of mental disorders. In addition, we studied about the family background, hereditary and the sleep disturbances of psychiatric patients.

Keywords

mental disorders, sleeping time, parenting style, family life satisfaction

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