Psychiatric Clinic

Psychiatric Clinic As Libya's rebels continue to put up a fight, Benghazi's hospital is becoming overwhelmed with a new victim of the conflict - civilians suffering psychological breakdowns after witnessing the horror of war.
Imam was admitted to the psychiatric clinic after a breakdown so severe that she had to be drugged and restrained. As the fighting continues in Libya, Dr. Ali Elroey describes seeing a surge in cases of traumatic stress in "young people, even children". A distressed Imam describes what triggered her depression; watching the violence it seemed that, "killing is a picnic for them". A powerful insight into the devastating effects of war on those caught in the crossfire.

Produced by Sebastian Meyer

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