Saturday, October 18, 2008

Highest Ever Levels Of Post-traumatic Stress Found In Uganda

Uganda has the highest rate of post-traumatic stress and depression ever recorded, following extremely high of civilian exposure to violence and poor healthcare, a study published in BMC Psychiatry says today. The study, conducted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Gulu University has found that 54% of those interviewed met symptom-criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder, while 67% showed signs of depression.

1 comment:

LC said...

Wow, I had no idea that the levels of PTS was so high in Uganda, although I can see why.

I actually work for who helps survivors of war in Uganda and Burundi. Some of us just shot this footage there, which I find extremely powerful and uplifting, especially given what these people are going through there:

Take care,