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Monday, 12 Sep 2011

‘9/11 still traumatises us’

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SALAHUDIN SAFDAR 23 hours ago | Comments (0)
LAHORE - On the eve of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the world remembered the names of 2,749 people, who lost their lives to a terrorist attack that eradicated them from the world, but there are several unremembered others who have been suffering from the aftermath of 9/11.
According to recent studies, it has been found that terrorist incidents in the last decade have drastically affected the people living in countries that were made into battlefields after 9/11. Along with the economical and political losses that these countries had to face, the residents of these countries had to undergo massive psychological trauma as well. Pakistan, although allied with the United State regarding the war on terror, has seen many such events in the past decade which, according to experts, have made people less resilient to traumas. Although desensitised, a large chunk of the Pakistani population is suffering from one of the many psychological disorders including Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD). Around 50,000 Pakistanis have been victims of terrorist incidents in Pakistan which date back to the October of 2001. The attacks remained limited to certain communities, foreigners and the security personnel in the beginning but since 2006, there have been no set targets and the entire society has suffered from terrorism.The Director of The Psychiatric Clinic and Stress Research Centre, Karachi, Dr Unaiza Niaz says that the feelings of insecurity, anxiety, anger, resentment and depression have increased manifold among Pakistanis after the country was victimised. Dr Niaz said that PSTD and other anxiety disorders were prevalent in the people of the countries that were targeted by terrorist activities after 9/11. Many researches had been published in international research journals regarding 9/11, but the psychological traumas caused by...


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