Review Article
Volume 9 Issue 6 - 2020
Impact of Traumatic Stress on Mental Health in Northern Nigeria: Helping Children, Adolescents and Adult Cope with Violence and Terrorism
Oguizu Okechukwu J1* and Oguizu Ada D2
1Clinical Psychology Department, Department of Clinical Services, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Barnawa, Kaduna, Nigeria
2Department of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author: Oguizu Okechukwu J, Clinical Psychology Department, Department of Clinical Services, Federal Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Barnawa, Kaduna, Nigeria.
Received: April 17, 2020; Published: May 28, 2020




Abstract

Literature has shown that stress of high severity predisposes to psychiatric/psychological condition. Some persons in the course of experiencing traumatic stress react in a way that manifest the feature of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In the past seven to eight years and now, Northern Nigeria has been a beehive of violence hence subjugating the population to much traumatic stress. This situation/condition is reviewed in this Work. Managing/helping children, adolescents and adults with this condition and coping are enshrined in this work. Also, the role of parents and public health workers with regards to the management of PTSD was addressed.

Keywords: Coping; Mental Health; Traumatic Stress; Stress; Terrorism; Violence

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Citation: Oguizu Okechukwu J and Oguizu Ada D. “Impact of Traumatic Stress on Mental Health in Northern Nigeria: Helping Children, Adolescents and Adult Cope with Violence and Terrorism”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 9.6 (2020): 165-173.

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