Mental health consequences of war: a brief review of research findings

Srinivasa Murthy and Lakshminarayana

In humanitarian emergencies and conflict situations psychological damage has traditionally not been addressed, its extent and impact have not been well studied. It is only through a greater focus of mental health problems as a result of war and conflict, can coherent and effective strategies for dealing with such problems be developed.

Key wordscoping strategies / disaster / mental health / psychiatric illness / refugee health / war

CountriesAfghanistan / Bosnia / Cambodia / Chechnya / Iraq / Israel / Lebanon / Palestine / Rwanda / Somalia / Sri Lanka / Uganda / Vietnam