Azerbaijan, Ganja / Trend corr. V.Mammadov / Alamdar Hasanov, the psychiatrist of the Ganja Psychoneurological Dispensary, stated on 11 June that the number of people with mental illness has increased in the Ganja region of Azerbaijan.
According to Hasanov, presently, some 6,064 patients suffering from a mental disorder were registered in the dispensary, from January to May. Some 847 suffer mental illness, 1,353 suffer from oligophrenia and 1,247 have neurological disorders.
Neurological illness is even more expanded among the neurotic (90%).
In 2006 the number of mentally ill in the dispensary made up 210.