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Increase in mental illnesses in women after the Taliban came to power

Increase in mental illnesses in women after the Taliban came to power

Officials of the Department of Mental Health of Herat Hozavi Hospital reported an alarming increase in the number of women suffering from mental illnesses. According to them, 80% of the visitors to this hospital are women and girls. Since the return of the Taliban to power in 1400, Afghan women have faced deep psychological problems.

A doctor in this hospital said that 100 people visit every day, most of them are women. Herat field hospital treats 400 patients monthly, but the number of patients is increasing. Economic problems, domestic violence, uncertain future and educational and job limitations are the main reasons for the increase of mental illnesses among women.

One of the patients in this hospital, who suffers from sudden mental attacks, heart failure and depression due to the ban on education, said that he is a victim of forced marriage and his wife’s violence and has attempted suicide several times.

By regaining power, the Taliban impose more restrictions on women every day, and Afghan women are worried that despite these extensive restrictions, the Taliban regime will be recognized by the world.