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Getting to know the top five mental disorders in Thailand

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Sometimes it goes beyond stress and pressure into the darker realm of clinical condition. Economic instability, political uncertainty, a thirst for materialism, personal history, the breakneck social competition _ all this, and more, contributes to the increasing number of people suffering from mental health disorders. 

According to Dr Kraisit Narukhatphichai, managing director of Manarom Hospital, which specialises in treating mental health, the top five mental health disorders in Thai society are schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, major depressive disorder and psychosomatic disorder.

Dr Kraisit says that since physical and mental health are inter-related, to stem the number of patients falling prey to mental illness, it is important to go back to basics and address the issue of child rearing seriously because emotional development starts from infancy.

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