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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 95-96

Mental health issues in Kashmir valley: An overview

1 Research scholar, Department of Psychology, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Mr. Rizwan Hassan Bhat
Department of Psychology, AMU, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AMH.AMH_9_18

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Most mental health researchers believe that there is a variety of contributing factors to the onset of mental health issues. Studies have found that there are physical, social, environmental, and psychological causes. This paper highlights some of the mental health issues that are prevailing in Kashmir. The research so far conducted in the valley has pointed social, environmental, and psychological issues prevailing in general in the Kashmir Valley. The prevailing disturbances in the valley from the past two decades of turmoil in Kashmir were cited by most researchers as the main reasons for mental health problems. Apart from this, the changing political parties, ethics to divide, and rule resulting economic dynamics of inhabitants are also responsible for this menace. Depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, and anxiety are diagnosed in general to cause mental trauma, and illness.

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