78 per cent for alcohol dependence, 59 per cent for obsessive-compulsive disorder, 57 per cent for anxiety disorder and 56 per cent for major depression are the rates of not seeking treatment for the corresponding diseases.
Are we surprised? Not exactly. With any kind of mental illness being called ‘madness’ in our country, people do not come out of the ‘closet’ and suffer in silence. On World Mental Health Day, we take a look at the top seven reasons why people do not seek treatment for mental illnesses.