An interview on the tendency of women and their mental health problems

An interview on the tendency of women and their mental health problems


There are various factors behind the mental health problems of women. In this interview, Subrata Bagchikatha, chairman of the organization, spoke with Dr. Prabha S. Chandra on behalf of the White Swan Foundation about women, their emotional exhaustion and social factors, which increase the tendency for women's mental health problems. The written version of the edited video of that conversation is highlighted -
 

Subrata Bagchi: Welcome to A New Dimension. Subrata Bagchi and I are present at the studio today with Dr. Prabha Chandra, Head of the Psychiatry Department at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuroscience, and the Secretary of the International Association for Women's Mental Health.
Dr. Chandra welcomes you to the event. Thank you so much for being my guest on A New Dimension.

Dr. Prabha Chandra: I am also very happy to be here.


Subrata Bagchi: It is a great privilege for us to be present with us today and talk about women and their mental health issues. But before that we would like to ask you what your day was like?

Prabha Chandra: Today has been a very busy day for me. Today was my day in the outpatient hospital, and today I saw four women who have no similarities in their problems. One of them was a young girl suffering from intellectual disability. Meanwhile her family is contemplating marrying her; There was another woman who was a software engineer. He suffers from sexual problems and various physical problems, and at the root of which is probably his mental state; On the other hand, another woman who wants to be a mother but past mental exhaustion is not leaving her behind. So she brought her husband with me to discuss the matter. Well, this is how my day is spent in the midst of such busyness.

Subrata Bagchi: What is wrong with the number four woman?

Prabhu Chandra: He is actually suffering from eating disorders.

Subrata Bagchi: I understand, how old are these women?

Prabha Chandra: Everyone below the age of 5. From that point on, everyone is young.

Subrata Bagchi: Do these problems become more prevalent in the city or in the village itself, do you think?

Prabhu Chandra: No, not at all. For example, the woman suffering from intellectual disability came from the rural area of ​​Davangere. Another came from Nellore. So it can never be guaranteed that this problem is happening only in the city. These problems can occur in every corner of India.

Subrata Bagchi: So this problem has nothing to do with the city. The poor or the elder have nothing to do with this problem. (Prabha Chandra: No, not by any means.) I would like to know your opinion on this. Our country has a population of 1.2 billion and we often say that there are less than four thousand psychiatrists in our country and probably ten thousand trained doctors. It's really something to jump into the great ocean. Again, 1 percent of the 1.2 million population is female. But that doesn't mean I'm saying that 5 percent of women have a problem with 5 percent. Some people think that women's mental health is probably a big problem. It's not just that one person is harmed by it. Sometimes the caretakers of that man are also in distress. And to a family, this situation becomes the main problem. Even its branches extend far and wide. So you tell us how you really look at women's mental health - should we really look at this issue?

Prabha Chandra: In my view, this is a very important question, and I also think about it. I also wonder why the mental health of women becomes more serious than the mental health of men. Even the society as a whole puts added importance on the mental health of women. There are many books on this topic. For example, there is a special section of the Indian Psychiatry Society for dealing with women's mental health. But in men, there is no such division. So it can be stressed that this is really a problem in our society.

This gender disparity is manifested in many mental health problems. As I am sure if men have this problem it is considered to be their unique problem. But this problem becomes important for women because there is a greater amount of emotional exhaustion in women than men, which is considered a common criterion for mental health problems.

Subrata Bagchi: So you are saying that the risk level for women in this regard is very high and the biological factors responsible for it are biological and social.
Both fields?

Prabha Chandra: Exactly. At the same time I really try to think of this as a triangle shape. First there are social elements, then there are cultural areas and the third step is psychological issues. Therefore, women are different from men in terms of emotional formation. And it's not just the biological properties of women that are responsible for it. One of the most important things in our society is the idea of ​​gender inequality. But the way women deal with problems in their lives, such as the way they talk about it; The way you hide problems within yourself, these are absolutely their own approach to women. In my opinion it is

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