Dec 3, 2011

Mexico drug war casualty: Mexican Citizenry suffers post-traumatic stress "There is a growing sense – as violence spreads to new parts of Mexico, like Veracruz – that there is another kind of victim (than direct deaths). Most Mexicans are not direct targets.... but many feel that they are more than mere bystanders. They have been forced to change how they live: how they commute to work, how they travel, what they do in the evenings, how they dress, and how they socialize.

Even if they are not directly affected, "people are experiencing terror from this world of death and violence," says Raúl Villamil Uriarte, a social psychologist and anthropologist at the Metropolitan Autonomous University in Mexico City. "The nation is suffering post-traumatic stress disorder from all this violence playing out."" read more

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