Asma Humayun

Front-line anxiety

Front-line anxiety

Healthcare workers’ emotional needs must be addressed.

Updated Jun 07, 2020 08:17am
Prisons of the mind

Prisons of the mind

Our jails are poor settings for psychiatric treatment.

Published Apr 26, 2019 06:50am
Mental health reforms

Mental health reforms

Pakistan has no mental health policy or plan; it allocates no budget for mental healthcare.

Published Dec 03, 2018 06:57am
A teenage dream

A teenage dream

Adolescent mental health needs are known to intensify in humanitarian and fragile-state settings.

Published Oct 08, 2018 06:52am
Human rights & mental health

Human rights & mental health

Widespread stigma leads to misconceptions that people with mental disorders cannot be trusted.

Published Sep 18, 2018 07:13am
Development & mental health

Development & mental health

Mental healthcare is not only a public health priority but has far-reaching consequences for the state.

Published Aug 20, 2018 07:09am
Prisoners or patients?

Prisoners or patients?

Our jail system is designed to punish without recognising the mental health needs of inmates.

Published Apr 28, 2018 07:00am
Supporting seniors

Supporting seniors

Untreated mental disorders in an older adult can worsen the prognosis of common physical conditions.

Published Mar 16, 2018 07:14am
Stealing childhoods

Stealing childhoods

Many children endure years of guilt feeling responsible for acts of sexual abuse they could not prevent.

Updated Feb 13, 2018 09:30am
The unholy nexus

The unholy nexus

Pharma and doctors have a symbiotic relationship.

Published Dec 03, 2017 07:16am
Mental health and work

Mental health and work

Inequality, harassment and unsafe working conditions can lead to mental illness.

Published Oct 10, 2017 03:03am
Parachinar suicides

Parachinar suicides

Violence has compounded the mental health crisis.

Updated Aug 04, 2017 05:58pm
Mental health priorities

Mental health priorities

Policy and legislation need to converge for mental healthcare and services to improve.

Published Nov 19, 2016 02:42am
Justice miscarried

Justice miscarried

Schizophrenia is an established mental illness.

Published Oct 23, 2016 02:06am
A silent epidemic

A silent epidemic

The Pakistan Psychiatric Society needs to assume greater responsibility in prioritising national needs.

Published Oct 15, 2016 01:24am
Treating addiction

Treating addiction

Does Pakistan really have a drug policy?

Published Sep 04, 2016 04:01am
Violence at home

Violence at home

Domestic violence and mental illness go hand in hand.

Published Apr 04, 2016 07:00am
Not a priority

Not a priority

Mental health is neglected in Pakistan.

Published Oct 09, 2014 02:07am
IDPs’ mental trauma

IDPs’ mental trauma

IT has long been established that armed conflicts and the subsequent mass dislocation of population results in...

Published Jul 13, 2014 01:54am