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Mental illness ‘rampant’ in Somalia due to Civil War stress
Somalia   Apr 8, 2012   AlJazeeraEnglish  

The World Health Organization says as many as 450 million people suffer from mental disorders globally. The continuing conflict in Somalia is having a huge impact on the mental health of many Somalis. Dr Abdirahman Ali Habeeb, is a psychiatric nurse by training, but prefers the title doctor, says: “The bombardments, shootings and mortar shellings is what is causing the increasing number of mentally ill in Mogadishu.”




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