Expert on 'World schizophrenia day' stresses awareness for early detection in patient's recovery.

ISLAMABAD -- Health expert Wednesday on 'World schizophrenia day' called upon society to play an active role in public awareness about early detection in patients' s recovery and educate people about the challenges faced by the patients as millions of people are suffering from it.

Talking to a private news channel Associate Professor Dr Javed Akbar Dars said explained that 'Schizophrenia' is linked with considerable disability and could affect educational and occupational performance.

Schizophrenia, on the other hand, is a chronic and severe mental disorder affecting a person's thinking, perception, emotions, and behaviour, he added.

People with schizophrenia are 2-3 times more likely to die at an early age in comparison to the average

population, he mentioned.

Schizophrenia is associated with physical illnesses, such as cardiovascular, metabolic, and infectious diseases, he added.

Replying to a question, he said this day is to acknowledge how much work remains to lift the stigma surrounding this condition and to create a more just end equitable world for people diagnosed with serious mental illness.

He also described that the main two most commonly...

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