Localizing treatment for emotional trauma in Cambodia

Buddhist Healing Ceremony, Youn Sarath/TPO

Traditional Buddhist healing ceremony for Khmer Rouge survivors in Cambodia/ Youn Sarath/TPO/2012

A survivor of forced marriage and rape speaks out at the Cambodia tribunal's 2013 Women’s Hearing with the Young Generation, Beini Ye/ CDP

A survivor of forced marriage and rape speaks out at the Cambodia tribunal’s 2013 Women’s Hearing with the Young Generation, Beini Ye/ CDP

Localizing treatment for emotional trauma in Cambodia

BANGKOK, 24 January 2014 (IRIN) – More than three decades after an estimated two million Cambodians died in a genocide perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge, post-traumatic stress disorder and other forms of emotional trauma continue to prey on the peace of mind of survivors and their descendants, say mental health experts who are advocating culturally adaptive trauma treatment.

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One thought on “Localizing treatment for emotional trauma in Cambodia

  1. $.02 per person on Mental health care? The Cambodian government obviously doesn’t believe in it. The West can’t help because it is best dealt with through cultural mechanisms(eg.Buddhist teachings).And the pressures of poverty only exacerbate the peoples mental problems.
    The devastation of the Khmer Rouge will continue into future generations. This clearly shows how everything we do has far reaching consequences. Karma.
    I wish peace and serenity for these poor victims.

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