Mental distress and potentially modifiable social factors in post-conflict Sri Lanka

Author/s: Chesmal Siriwardhana, Kolitha Wickramage
Language: English
Publication Type: Scientific Report (Journal)(External)

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The number of people affected by protracted conflicts is surging, especially in North Africa, the Middle East, and eastern Europe, leading to large-scale population displacements. Conflict-related violence and displacement have a direct association with mental health problems.For example, in Sri Lanka—a country emerging from three decades of civil conflict—populations are showing substantial negative mental health consequences of conflict, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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