Afghanistan’s Lone Psychiatric Hospital Reveals Mental Health Crisis Fueled by War
February 16, 2018
(NPR) – Nearly 40 years of violent conflict is driving a growing mental health crisis in Afghanistan. While accurate data on mental health issues are not available in Afghanistan, the World Health Organization estimates more than a million Afghans suffer from depressive disorders and over 1.2 million suffer from anxiety disorders. The WHO says the actual numbers are likely much higher. The mental health toll signifies a hidden consequence of war that is often overshadowed by bombed-out buildings and loss of life.