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When we hear the word ‘anger’, people often construe it as a bad or immoral action — but anger is a normal human emotion. Yes, it becomes immoral or abnormal when it leads to aggression …

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Mental Illness in Pakistan: A Subject of Stigma, Ridicule, and Cultural Insensitivity

January 28, 2018 – 3:57 AM |

A commonly heard statement, “Iss par toh Jinn ka saaya ha [He/She is possessed by the devil]” is always being used in Pakistani society for victims of mental disorders. Unfortunately in Pakistan, overall prevalence of depressive disorder …

Physical Restraint in Health Care: Is Paternalism Justified?

September 25, 2016 – 11:15 AM |

Ethical dimension of care is an integral part of health practice. Therefore, ethical reflection is essential for healthcare practitioners to make balanced decisions.For over centuries, practitioners have argued over how to treat mentally retarded people.  …