Start Submission Become a Reviewer

Reading: Are we complacent about mental health issues of the military in Sri Lanka?

Download

A- A+
dyslexia friendly

Reviews

Are we complacent about mental health issues of the military in Sri Lanka?

Author:

R. M.M. Monaragala

Army Hospital, LK
About R.
Colombo
X close

Abstract

Until 2009 the Sri Lankan military faced a protracted war of varying intensity for thirty years. In the latter part of the conflict over 5000 military personnel died and over 20,000 were left wounded and disabled. Evidence from the West indicates that post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, alcohol related disorders, traumatic brain injuries, violence, sociopathic behaviour and suicide are major mental health consequences of war, in the military. Studies about the Sri Lankan military are more limited, and show varying results

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v5i2.7812

Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry Vol 5(2):5-8

DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v5i2.7812
How to Cite: Monaragala, R.M.M., (2014). Are we complacent about mental health issues of the military in Sri Lanka?. Sri Lanka Journal of Psychiatry. 5(2), pp.5–8. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljpsyc.v5i2.7812
142
Views
278
Downloads
Published on 21 Dec 2014.
Peer Reviewed

Downloads

  • PDF (EN)

    comments powered by Disqus