40% of Israeli children in Gaza border town of Sderot suffer from anxiety, PTSD

As the nation marks the first anniversary of Operation Protective Edge, the children of Sderot and the Gaza periphery are still dealing with the conflict’s aftermath.

Some 40 percent of the children in Sderot suffer from symptoms of anxiety, fear and PTSD, according to a recent study.

Even during wartime, the level of PTSD among children nationwide hovers is somewhere between 7 and 10 percent, Prof. Ruth Pat- Horenczyk explained.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/40-percent-of-Israeli-children-in-Gaza-border-town-of-Sderot-suffer-from-anxiety-PTSD-408306

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