Mental health during the Syrian crisis: How Syrians are dealing with the psychological effects

09 April 2019 Mazen Hedar

Looking at the physical damage caused by the Syrian war, one can begin to imagine the scale of the psychological toll that eight years of crisis have taken on the Syrian people. In a country where mental health was still considered an emerging field before the war, Syrians are working to address and manage the mental health and psychological effects of war. Despite this disastrous situation, there appears to have been significant progress in the field of mental health during the crisis.

About the author

Mazen Hedar
World Health Organization

Dr Mazen Hedar is a Consultant Psychiatrist at the World Health Organization and President of the Syrian Arab Psychiatric Association.