WONCA is the World Organization of Family Doctors, representing over 550,000 family doctors in 150 countries and territories. The Mental Health Parity Act of 1996 proposed safeguards to limit these practices by provisioning equal coverage for mental health treatment commensurate with surgical and medical coverage in employer-sponsored plans that provide a mental health component.
As the patients correct their vision through posturing their body right, they do not correct their mental disposition; which again tends to spoil their posture the way it had done so in the past when the vision problem had taken root for the first time in their life.
People can be depressed over family troubles, financial issues, professional difficulties, psychiatric disorders (e.g. dysthymia, bipolar), as a product of substance use, the death of a family member or a pet, seasonal affect disorder, physical illness or disability…pick a reason!
The award has been made to Professor Gabby Ivbijaro for his long service to WONCA, including time as the Chair of the WONCA Working Party on Mental Health, and for his services to mental health services generally, and in particular to mental health services at community level.
Professor Philip Mitchell – Professor and Head of the School of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales; Convenor of Brain Sciences UNSW; Chair of the NSW Mental Health Priority Taskforce; Consultant Psychiatrist, Black Dog Institute, Sydney; Guest Professor, Shanghai Jaitong University; and Board Member of the Anika Foundation.