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The purpose of the study was to unfold the manifestation of psychiatric disorders in local community and to analyse the constellation of psychiatric problems around level of education. The present study is descriptive in nature. The locale of research was Shafique Psychiatric Clinic (SPC) and the study design includes the patients visiting psychiatrist working in the facility. The sample consisted of 400 patients, both convenient and purposive sampling techniques were used for data collection. The data was collected by conducting specialized interviews for the purpose of reaching diagnosis on the bases of ICD-10 and DSM-5. The date was quantitative in nature. The analysis descriptive results revealed that both genders are equally suffering from neurotic disorders whereas  psychotic disorders were more prevalent among male as compared to female population.  Interestingly the age range varied for neurotic and psychotic disorders starting from as low as 7 years and as much as 80 years. Most of patients visiting the facility were uneducated  thus enforcing the fact that  low level of education is an important risk factor for mental health, and should be kept in mind in psychiatric prevention and mental health promotion. The  hypothesis testing revealed that level of education was negatively correlated with psychiatric disorders. Education of the masses was concluded as primary intervention for the prevention of psychiatric disorder