Yah?I agree with you behavioral sciences should be taken much more seriously. It is a subject that is extremely necessary in Pakistan. The rates of depression in Pakistan are very high, estimating between 30 to 50%. Nearly 16 per 1000 of the children between three to nine years of age suffer from severe mental retardation. I mean there are many possible causes which contribute to high rates of mental health problems in Pakistan, including: interfamily marriages, high rates of birth injuries, economic decline and high rates of unemployment, rapidly changing social and cultural values, fragmentation of the family system, and loss of religious values. Also considering the conservatism in Pakistan, many people don?t share their problems with there family, they keep all there feeling inside which lead to many problems. If there were more psychiatrists in Pakistan, people would have somewhere to go and share their problems. Like here in the US psychiatrists have become such a common thing, people don?t just sit around and wait for their problems to magically disappear they do something about it. And even if you don?t want to do something in behavioral sciences field you still need the info to have good relationship with your with the people you are treating. When a person feels comfortable with their doctor, they will go to them with their problems.
* Doc Ammara, hopefully some of this info can help you with ur poster! Do u study at UHS?if so how is it??