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Mental diseases high in Adjumani

By Vision Reporter

Added 24th April 2006 03:00 AM

ADJUMANI district health department has decried the high number of youth suffering from mental-related diseases.

ADJUMANI district health department has decried the high number of youth suffering from mental-related diseases.

Dradenya Amazia
reports that in a joint workshop organised by the Mental Health Care Organisation and UK-based Sheffield Care Trust at Zawadi Hotel on Wednesday, the chairman for Nyarima Trust Ltd, John Bosco Opio, said many youth were suffering from mental sickness because of drug abuse.

“Our youth are involved in drug abuse and alcoholism, leading to the high rate of defilement, rape, burglary and idleness,” he said.

Direct of health services Dr. Rabbin Drabe said some youth used drugs due to the trauma caused by LRA rebels.

Mental diseases high in Adjumani

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