Mental health issues increase drastically amid occupied Kashmir lockdown


Psychologists say that the draconian curfew in occupied Kashmir has led to an increase in people seeking professional help for anxiety, stress and other mental health issues, reported The Guardian. Abdul Hamid, a clinical psychologist in the region said there has been a rise in patients experiencing anxiety, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, and heart ailments over the past 80 days. Patients have complained about living in fear “of army raids, torture, and arrests”.