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In Russia every fourth or fifth resident suffers from one or another psychopathology

This was stated by the doctor of medical sciences, the head of the department of psychiatry and medical psychology of RNIMU him. N.I. Pirogov Andrey Shmilovich.

In Russia every fourth or fifth resident is susceptible to any mental disorder. This is reported by the newspaper “Izvestia” on the results of the round table, which was held in the editorial office.

Chief physician of the psychiatric hospital № 1 named. ON. Alekseeva, Moscow’s chief psychiatrist Georgy Kostyuk said that the most rare disease in Russia is schizophrenia, which affects about 1% of the population: “This number is the same for all times and peoples.”

At the same time, the psychiatrist specified that “in our society, an appeal to a psychiatrist is not encouraged. This is always stigmatization. Plus, people are afraid that they will be healed, put on drugs, turned into a vegetable, put on record and spoil their careers. ”

The specialist also said that there should be a “service for the protection of the rights of the mentally ill.”

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