Monday, September 25, 2006

Investigative Report: Mental Health in China

China on the Couch: Psychologists Struggle to Meet Demand

China's fast-paced economic growth and deepening social inequalities are ramping up stress levels across the population, with urban white-collar workers, high-flyers and young people all seeking psychological help in unprecedented numbers, experts say. But the strain on the country's nascent mental health services is immense: With is population of 1.3 billion, China still claims just 14,000 psychiatrists and psychologists, the same number as France, with 60 million people. Part 3 in a comprehensive series on mental health in China by RFA's Mandarin service. Read the whole article.

In Mandarin Chinese.

Hat tip: Radio Free Asia.

Category: China.