1 In 5 People In Conflict Zones Experiences Mental Illness, Analysis Shows; WHO Calls For Increased Investment In Services

U.N. News: One-in-five suffers mental health condition in conflict zones, new U.N. figures reveal
“More than one-in-five people living in conflict-affected areas suffers from a mental illness, according to a new report based on U.N. figures, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to call for increased, sustained investment in mental health services in those zones. Around 22 percent of those affected suffer depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder, according to an analysis of 129 studies published in The Lancet…” (6/11).

Additional coverage of the study is available from The BMJ, The Guardian, and Reuters.

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