By Samantha Raphelson

February 14, 2018

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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.