Treatment Of Malnutrition In Conflict, Disaster Situations Must Consider PTSD
The Guardian: Malnutrition in conflict: the psychological cause
Stephanie Duvergé, Action Against Hunger psychologist in the Central African Republic (CAR)
“Treating malnutrition in humanitarian crises, such as conflict and natural disaster, is far more complex than simply curing disease and providing children with therapeutic foods. Often, post-traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] — common in extreme situations — hinders treatment and its success. … To combat this [in CAR], malnourished children and their carers are receiving psychological and social support…” (6/2).