This population is the one that suffers the most from depression in Mexico
In the framework of World Mental Health Day, the World Health Organization and the NGO United for Global Mental Health organized a 24-hour march on Facebook in which experts and activists from 19 countries participated, as well as testimonies from people with similar experiences. Their goal: to raise awareness of mental health issues, end stigma, and drive greater investment.
“Mental health and well-being, a global priority” is the slogan for World Mental Health Day in 2020. In this sense, Psicofarma, the laboratory specialized in Neuroscience, assures, “Our contribution is daily, by committing ourselves to quality products and complete portfolio that continues to grow, looking for suitable pharmaceutical forms for each person, offering information to those who require it and in support of de-stigmatization and linking the population with specialist doctors ”.
The firm, which celebrates its 46th anniversary on this same date, points out that in Mexico 15 out of 100 people suffer from depression and warns of the need for mental health care and attention for mental disorders with the indicated specialists. He shares an opinion with the Faculty of Psychology of the Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), which ensures that in the country almost 6 million children and adolescents between 12 and 22 years old have this condition.
“There is still a long way to go in terms of mental health in the country. Yes, it does require adequate care with specialists, but also a nationwide study that provides us with data on the incidence of mental disorders, ”says Dr. Diana Olayo Fernández, Neuroscience Medical Manager at Psicofarma.
“Our work since 1974 is the specialization in diseases of the Central Nervous System, giving patients and doctors the confidence to use effective and safe medications. The above, thanks to the support of relevant institutions such as the Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) ”, adds Olayo.
The specialist highlights that Mexico is at an important time, since the demographic projection estimates a significant growth in the adult population, which in turn implies an increase in the requirements for chronic-degenerative diseases in the future, so the supply of drugs to treat these conditions should increase.
On World Mental Health Day, the 100% Mexican laboratory commemorates the lives of hundreds of Mexican families to whom it provides appropriate treatments, relevant information, medical guidance and corporate social responsibility actions such as: reforestation of more than 6000 trees in the State of Mexico and Morelos; donation of economic resources for the conservation of natural areas and species at risk, such as the wetlands area in Xochimilco for the conservation of the axolotl, as well as projects for the rescue and conservation of bees in Mexico City; alliance with Banco de Tapitas AC for the donation of school supplies, food and toys for marginalized areas of Mexico City and the metropolitan area; Psicofarma has been recognized as a Socially Responsible Company by the Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía AC