Young people, mental health, and civil conflict:Preliminary findings from Ethiopia's Tigray region

Favara, Marta and Hittmeyer, Annina and Porter, Catherine and Singhal, Saurabh and Woldehanna, Tassew (2022) Young people, mental health, and civil conflict:Preliminary findings from Ethiopia's Tigray region. Psychiatry Research Communications, 2 (1). ISSN 2772-5987

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Abstract

We examine the association between mental health and violent conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region. Two longitudinal phone-surveys (08/2020-10/2020; 11/2020-01/2021) interviewed 122 young people in Tigray. We use t-tests for the difference in means outcomes between calls to investigate how their mental health evolved before and after the outbreak of conflict (11/2020). Post-outbreak rates of anxiety (34%) were three times higher than 2-3 months before. Similarly, rates of depression increased significantly from 16% to 25%. Males experienced greater increases in anxiety, females in depression. Mental health issues have likely worsened further during the ongoing conflict, making mental health support urgently needed.

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Journal Article
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Psychiatry Research Communications
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03 Feb 2022 16:55
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