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Trauma for Iraq’s children by ifyouonlyreadonethingthisweek
April 9, 2009, 3:57 pm
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This article, posted in the Globalist, provides a sobering insight into the levels of trauma faced by Iraq’s children and how inequipped the country is to deal with the situation.  There are an estimated 27% of children suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and only one child pyschiatrist working in a government hospital. It gives a very succinct picture of just one of the impacts of the conflict in the country and raises harrowing questions in my mind about what the long term ramifications of this are going to be.

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