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Mental Patients in Thailand to Be Released from Chains

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The Public Health Ministry of Thailand has put together a campaign aimed at providing official medical help and rehabilitate mental patients who’ve been kept in chains and restraints across Thailand.

Families of mental patients say they keep them chained up to prevent the patients from hurting others and themselves.

According to the Department of Mental Health’s survey, conducted 4 years ago, less than one percent or 400,000 Thais aged between 15-59 years are suffering from various type of psychotic disorders. The most common type of mental illness suffered by 70 percent of Thais with a mental disorder is Schizophrenia.

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