The Pakistani Supreme Court says schizophrenia "not a mental disorder." Will this hurt its citizens mental health?

  • Yes, this will prevent Pakistani citizens from getting proper medical treatment.

    Schizophrenia is clearly a mental disorder. Doctors and Psychiatrists have known this for years. For a supreme court to rule that Schizophrenia is "not a mental disorder" is backwards thinking. If it's not considered a mental disorder, then patients who suffer from this condition won't be able to find adequate medical care for it. Schizophrenia requires medication and supervision of medical professional. If it's not considered a mental disorder, then it's most likely patient's insurance will not cover it. This could be dangerous and problematic for the patient because they won't be able to get treatment.

  • Yes, it will.

    The American Psychological Association defines schizophrenia as: “a serious mental illness characterised by incoherent or illogical thoughts, bizarre behaviour and speech, and delusions or hallucinations, such as hearing voices”. It is a serious mental disorder which affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. It is against humanity and now our Supreme Court has too turned down the petition,we are all now speechless.We must listen what the world is saying.

  • The Pakistani Supreme Court is wrong to state that schizophrenia is not a mental disorder. This will be harmful to its citizens.

    According to mental health professionals worldwide, schizophrenia is a mental disorder. The Pakistan Supreme Court's decision that it is not a mental disorder will be harmful to its citizens, as it will tend to stigmatize citizens with schizophrenia , and could result in their finding it difficult to obtain suitable treatment.

  • No, this will help people be more accepting of mental disorders

    No, I think that by the Pakistani Supreme Court saying schizophrenia is "not a mental disorder", citizens will now be more accepting of people with mental disorders and mental disorders might eventually become normalized. However, this could certainly harm people with mental disorders because a lot of those people need medicine and help coping with their disorders.

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