Feb 1, 2012

Drug War Collateral Damage: 80% of children in medical consultation in Ciudad Juarez suffer post-traumatic stress

Milenio: "A study of children aged between five and 12 years of age attending the Children's Hospital, showed that 80 percent suffer from post traumatic stress disorder caused by violence. The head of the Psychology Department at Children's Hospital, Leila Ruiz Escalona, said the study was carried out among children who were inpatients or outpatients attended the Children's Hospital in the last year.

... Post-traumatic stress is generated by high levels of violence and if the patient is silent and says nothing, symptoms begin to occur, which in turn generate more problems until therapy becomes essential, she said." Spanish original

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