Similar patterns among Sri Lankan men and mental health
Aside from Prostate cancer, mental health issues are very common to Sri Lanka. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) reports that 20% of Sri Lankans suffer from a mental illness, and only one in five of those receive the necessary treatment. There are numerous reasons cited for this; too few doctors treat too many patients (over 200 patients visit centres daily, and less than 70 qualified personnel cater to them) and treatment centres are only available in cities. The social stigma associated with having a mental illness is another reason why men are reluctant to get treatment. This appears to support the findings above, where men are reluctant to seek treatment until the disease, (prostate cancer or mental illness), has gotten worse.
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