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The Mental Health of IDPs and the general population in Ukraine

Kuznetsova, Irina; Mikheieva, Oksana; Catling, Jon; Round, John; Babenko, Svitlana

The briefing paper presents a summary of the results of an epidemiological survey in Ukraine conducted in 2018. The research’s overarching objective was to explore the level of mental health issues and the situation surrounding the provision of mental health care utilization as a result of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. A key finding from the survey is that 20% of IDPs and 12% of the general population have moderately severe or severe anxiety. The prevalence of moderately severe or severe depression was 25% of IDPs and 15% of the general population. Within this 16% of IDPs and 8% of the general population are either moderately severely, or severely, anxious and depressed. The recommendations are provided. 

the project was partly supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK with the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research, project 'Ukraine's hidden tragedy: understanding the outcomes of population displacement from the country's war torn regions' under grant AH/P008305/1
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