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Men hard hit by mental disorders


Men hard hit by mental disorders

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IT’S A SET of “troubling” facts of life in Barbados.

Three times more Bajan men than women suffer from and receive care for mental disorders at Barbados’ Psychiatric Hospital.

Just as troublesome, 78 per cent of the hospital’s patients had to be re-admitted to the institution after they had previously been discharged.

That partial mental health picture of Barbados was painted the other day in New York by Tony Marshall, Barbados’ United Nations Ambassador.

He told a global conference on the integration of mental and physical health care that his country’s Psychiatric Hospital was the major provider of mental health services and that explained why most of the Government’s mental health budget went to that institution. (TB)

Please read the full story in today’s Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition.