By Samantha Raphelson
February 14, 2018
Nearly 40 years of violent conflict is driving a growing mental health
crisis in Afghanistan.
While accurate data on mental health issues are not available in
Afghanistan, the World Health Organization estimates more than a million
Afghans suffer from depressive disorders and over 1.2 million suffer from
anxiety disorders. The WHO says the actual numbers are likely much higher.
The mental health toll signifies a hidden consequence of war that is often
overshadowed by bombed-out buildings and loss of life.