Its high time we realize that the software for our brain is as important as its hardware
Only a fraction of people in India are aware of the importance of this field of medicine. As a result, most of the needy people don't get timely professional help and suffer unnecessarily. Obstacles are many. It could be ignorance, myths or the stigma attached to mental illness and anything even remotely related to it. One thing is for sure, we can run away from it, but we can never hide.
Most of the treatment modalities currently used in psychiatric practise have extensively evolved over the last decade. The newer medicines are not only more efficient, but also better tolerable than their older counterparts. Most of them are not addicitve or harmful as commmonly believed by people. Therefore, old is not always gold when it comes to Psychiatry.