Terrorism and mental healthJournal: Open Journal of Psychiatry & Allied Sciences (Vol.5, No. 1)
Publication Date: 2014-01-01
Authors : Deepanjali Medhi;
Page : 69-70
Keywords : Societies. Violence. War. Trauma.;
Modern societies today are facing different problems among which terrorism has emerged as a difficult issue. The impact of it on mental health is tremendous. The violence of terrorism affects all individuals of all age groups. There exist some differences between war and terrorism. The victims are at high risk of developing variety of mental health related problems. Early emotional support from family and friends, and rehabilitation from different concerned government and nongovernment agencies expedite the process of recovery. Lots of socio-economic-political problems also emerge out of terrorism. All intellectuals of society including psychiatrists, sociologists, anthropologists, behavioural scientists, need to think on this issue.
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