ANDHRA PRADESH

Special care urged for mentally ill

KURNOOL, OCT. 11. The First Additional District Judge, M. Vijayalakshmi, said people should be made aware of the rights of the physically and mentally challenged. Addressing a meeting in connection with the World Mental Health Day here on the court premises on Sunday, she said the number of mentally ill patients was on the rise due to more stress. She emphasised the need for special concern for the mentally ill persons.

Psychiatrist, K. Nagireddy, said mentally challenged patients should go for treatment at the early stage of the disease.

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