A new study finds that post-traumatic stress disorder is rampant among teenagers in Gaza

When we hear about post-traumatic stress disorder and war, it generally concerns soldiers who’ve been emotionally damaged by the horrors of combat. But what about civilians living in conflict zones? How does war impact them psychologically?

To find out, a group of researchers studied teenagers in Gaza, where more than 1,800 people have died and 33,000 have lost their homes over the past couple of months as a result of the fighting between Hamas and Israel. Perhaps not surprisingly, they found that the teens are just as likely to suffer from PTSD as any combat soldier.
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