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Past, Present and Future Psychiatric Trends in USA: Lessons for All

Screen Shot 2013-01-02 at 12.34.01 PMFrom DrDal’s recent Editorial at the “Bulletin of Clinical Psychopharmacology”:
“Globalization, technology, trade and tourism have  played significant roles in creating the trend towards open  societies from closed or collectivist societies around the  world. Cultural, ethnic, and religious pluralism have been parallel trends that have gained more momentum after the end of the cold war. In return, open societies and pluralism have contributed to easier identification and expression of emotional symptoms and seeking treatment, which has gradually increased the reported frequency of psychiatric conditions in many societies. For instance the World Health Organization (WHO) has listed depression as the most debilitating illness for the world population in terms of “years lived with disability” and the fourth according to the “disability adjusted life years” (sum of years of potential life lost due to premature mortality and the years of productive life lost due to disability) and has predicted that it will become the second by the year 2020 in all age groups”

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