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Relentless Afghan conflict leaves traumatized generation - AlertNet

Relentless Afghan conflict leaves traumatized generation - AlertNet | Psycholitics & Psychonomics | Scoop.it

Accumulation of psychological problems could begin to undermine national reconstruction and development, say health workers.

 

'The fear of suicide bomb attacks, roadside bombs, and the overall level of violence in Afghanistan - of which civilians bear the brunt, with the number killed rising in 2011 for the fifth straight year to more than 3,000, according to the United Nations - can lead to anxiety, panic and obsession.

 

"The physical aspects of war (last) for a limited time, but the psychological aspects of the war extend for many years. Day by day the mental health problems caused by the war are increasing," said consultant psychiatrist Said Najib Jawed.

 

Just as socially damaging is the risk of a generation for whom violence has become the norm.'

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