Haiti suffers spike in mental illnesses

Psychiatrists say number of patients has soared since the 2010 earthquake and subsequent violence and flooding.

    The 2010 earthquake in Haiti, followed by an outbreak of cholera, violence and floods, have left tens of thousands with mental health problems.

    The most common problems are delusional and bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and drug-related mental illnesses.

    Doctors say almost all of these problems are related to the earthquake.

    Al Jazeera's Cath Turner reports from a hospital in Port au Prince as part of our "Hidden Hurt" series.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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