Promising solutions

Despite widespread pessimism about mental disorders in public health circles, much can be accomplished by applying present means. We have unequivocal evidence for the effectiveness of pharmacological, psychosocial, and combined treatments in depression (9,.19 and anxiety disorders,'!!!2) as well as for specific interventions to prevent certain developmental disorders (iodinization of salt, environmental lead abatement, immunizations, perinatal care, and so on). (13)

The single most important issue is to give priority to mental health around the world. In the words of Secretary General Boutros Boutros Ghali:

... Medical and social issues which are often viewed separately must be dealt with as a whole... the priority of mental health must be heightened... resources must expand... responsibilities must be recognized more completely.

Do Not Panic

Do Not Panic

This guide Don't Panic has tips and additional information on what you should do when you are experiencing an anxiety or panic attack. With so much going on in the world today with taking care of your family, working full time, dealing with office politics and other things, you could experience a serious meltdown. All of these things could at one point cause you to stress out and snap.

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