The American MedicalAssociation (MMA), state that Psychiatry is a serious part of health care butoften neglected. Psychological illness and substance abuse are amongst of thehighest cause of disability worldwide. World Health Organization (WHO) datafrom 2014 show that in most country the number of active psychiatrists globallyis 0.1 per 10,000 people. However, in the United States has approximately tentimes that number of psychiatrists about 1.
2 per 10,000 people. Thesestatistics suggest that many counties don’t even have one behavior healthworker. The investment required to ramp up the care for depression and anxietyin 36 countries in the next 15 years could cost as much as $147 billon dollars.The article as so explores the idea that this lack of care could have untappedpotential for return on investment.
Psychology, Psychiatry, have always had grayarea when it comes to ethical dilemmas, and challenges that mental illnesspresents. Certainly, the nature of psychiatric illnesses can increase theinteresting questions about patient independence in their medical care. Thisalso provokes the idea when is it ok to intervein in one own care, and when canthe patient refuse care. Anotherchallenge face by Psychiatric diagnosis have no unbiassed tests to confirm themedical impression of medical health worker. Many factors play a part in this,lack of true understanding of the mental issue, stigmas (from others includingthe patient). It also talks about the impacted on the mental health worker themself’s, many physicians met criteria for clinical depression.
The article state”statistics show that we lose between 300 and 400 physicians each year tosuicide”. It’s evident that mental health care is an over looked issue acrossthe world, and the lack of treatment has far reaching effect in society. My feeling: The fact that is has become an emerging worldwide problem,that has no vaccine, surgery or cure. I don’t believe that the medical filed,or the mental healthcare have a grasp on mental health issue. The mind is theleast understood piece of anatomy in the human body, and the vast different inthe way human behavior. The biggest issues that I can see with the mentalhealth care in the united states is that we all want fast results. This is typeof health care problems is not easily solved by medication, and hasty hospitalvisit.
A point that this article brings up is the amount of health care worksthat are lost due to varies reason.This evoke the though mental health physicians not only as face issue aspractitioners but also as patients and human beings. Burnout, depression, amongthe individual’s that are trading to help the mental ill. This put the wholesystem in an awarded situation, the strain on the people that are try to helpbecome mental ill them self’s.