Mental disorders are frequently misunderstood. For majority of the people, suffering from any kind of mental disorder is equivalent to retardation. While the status of overall mental healthcare facilities is poor, people themselves shy away from seeking medical help for their mental illness, primarily due to the prevailing stigmas, misconceptions and fears.
Another problem with mental disorders is that they are often misdiagnosed. It is because most of the symptoms of different types of mental illness are same or similar. This, coupled with lack of knowledge and information, leads to misdiagnosis and wrong treatment. Consequently, the problem either aggravates or results in development of another severe health hazard. Read more