Mental illness 'rampant' in Somalia

The near daily fighting in Somalia has taken its toll on the mental health of its people, doctors say.



    The Word Health Organisation 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."

    Mohammed Adow reports from Mogadishu.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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