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Mental Health: Caucasus
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Mental health conditions for women throughout the Caucasus region are quite poor. In the northern Caucasus combat, acts of terrorism, and economic and physical dislocations create conditions of stress and anxiety. In Chechnya, as well as other regions which have experienced violence, such as Dagestan, Ingushetia, and North Ossetia, depression and established pathological or extended mourning are quite prevalent. In the southern region resources for the care of women's mental health are few and far between, as are health care resources generally.

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Stevenson Murer, Jeffrey, “Mental Health: Caucasus”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0184d>
First published online: 2009

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