Travails of an Insider: An Inside View on the Social Place of Mental Wellbeing
AuthorKhan, Mohaiminul Haque
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Psychiatric illnesses are certainly no elusive phenomena, though continuing to be a seldom conversed taboo. Societal neglect does not make it simple to treat patients and it need not be mentioned that it is diametrically opposed to deal with physical illnesses, two sides of the same coin, nonetheless, though not to ignore or underestimate the significance of either of the aforementioned as overall general wellbeing principally encompasses the sound and competent nature of all facets of hominid existence. The arguably ambitious objective of this auto-ethnographic piece is to chart: The Psychosomatic Treatment Scenario in Dhaka via the Emic Anthropological Lens, to ignite collective social awareness on the matter by presenting a symptomatic overview of the treatment process and what to anticipate if ever one fails to align with social expectations to possibly create scope for optimism on the issue: thus paving a way to de-stigmatize and foster provision for those requiring it. This paper may also indicate the track that should not be taken if one is to prevent having to go through corrective measures, which are quite difficult, to say the least.