Asma Humayun

Prisons of the mind

Our jails are poor settings for psychiatric treatment. Published Apr 26, 2019 06:50am

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

Adolescent mental health needs are known to intensify in humanitarian and fragile-state settings. Published Oct 08, 2018 06:52am

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

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?

Our jail system is designed to punish without recognising the mental health needs of inmates. Published Apr 28, 2018 07:00am

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

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

Pharma and doctors have a symbiotic relationship. Published Dec 03, 2017 07:16am

Mental health and work

Inequality, harassment and unsafe working conditions can lead to mental illness. Published Oct 10, 2017 03:03am

Parachinar suicides

Violence has compounded the mental health crisis. Updated Aug 04, 2017 05:58pm

Mental health priorities

Policy and legislation need to converge for mental healthcare and services to improve. Published Nov 19, 2016 02:42am

Justice miscarried

Schizophrenia is an established mental illness. Published Oct 23, 2016 02:06am

A silent epidemic

The Pakistan Psychiatric Society needs to assume greater responsibility in prioritising national needs. Published Oct 15, 2016 01:24am

Treating addiction

Does Pakistan really have a drug policy? Published Sep 04, 2016 04:01am

Violence at home

Domestic violence and mental illness go hand in hand. Published Apr 04, 2016 07:00am

Not a priority

Mental health is neglected in Pakistan. Published Oct 09, 2014 02:07am

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

Treatable but stigmatised

THE use of ‘depression’ in everyday nomenclature has witnessed a surge in popularity in recent times. This is probably because at a basic level, it is used to describe subjective distress in relation to socioeconomic difficulties. Published Oct 08, 2012 12:10am