The Marina Alta records 3000 cases of mental disorder due to drug use in 2019

The Department of Health of the Department of Health of Dénia (DSD) has detected an increase in cases of mental disorders caused by the use of psychoactive substances. This is stated by the Head of Psychiatry of the DSD, Katarzyna Kwiatkowska, which also highlights the increase in neurotic disorders with symptoms
Depressants derived from stress.

The psychiatrists of the DSD have made almost 3.000 consultations in which we have of year. The most prevalent pathology is depression. However, underlines Kwiatkowska, “Only 2,5% of the diagnosed depressions meet the criteria of major depression and the rest are mood disorders that appear in the context of maladjustment to vital circumstances. The 21st century, adds the Chief of Psychiatry, has brought us a change in lifestyle. Now we tend to pathologize and medicate our emotional and adaptive response to these vital changes. ”

On the other hand, the prevalence of first psychotic episodes - debuts of schizophrenic disorders - continues to oscillate around 1% of the population attended, while pathologies such as Alzheimer's disease or vascular and mixed dementias, have experienced a considerable increase in recent years .

Xàbia will install information tables on World Mental Health Day

On the occasion of the celebration of World Mental Health Day, the October 10, l 'Ajuntament de Xàbia will install an information table at the local weekly market. The objective is to raise awareness in society about the need to bet on values ​​and diversity, in addition to de-stigmatizing and strengthening the inclusion policies of the mentally ill.

The City Council xabiero, together with the mental health team of the Integrated Health Center of the town, have carried out various awareness campaigns, under the motto of "Openly", in which they have offered such alarming data as that 25% of the population will suffer from some type of mental pathology throughout their life or that 56% confuses mental illness with intellectual deficit.

The municipality of Xàbia has a Mental Health team, attached to the Integrated Health Center of the population; In addition to a day center, dependent on the City Council, in which patients perform activities and workshops aimed at their social insertion.

WHO bets this year for suicide prevention

The 2019 campaign of the World Health Organization -OMS- for World Mental Health Day is focused this year on suicide prevention. According to the international organization, every 40 seconds a person commits suicide in the world and about 800.000 die from this cause. So the motto of this edition is "40 seconds to act."

Recently, the Department of Universal Health and Public Health has also launched a suicide prevention campaign that highlights the importance of breaking the silence, since the figures are alarming, with one case a day in the Valencian Community.

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