THE ASSESSMENT OF POST TRUAMATIC STRESS DISORDER AMONG INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS
This project was conducted in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, the assessment of Post Traumatic Disorder Among Internally Displaced Persons in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. This research was conducted to the benefit to humanity, chapter one covers the background of the study and it stated the problem of people that are internally displaced in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State. Chapter two covers the review of relevant literature of Post traumatic stress disorder and the theoretical background. In chapter three based on the findings of this study it was recommended that the following Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) victims of conflict, insurgency and natural disaster, it should include both chemotharaphiy and psychotherapy in order to keep body and soul together and avert increasing incidence of mental disorder, and the victims should be highly compensated.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Many communities in Africa continue to be affected by long-standing conflicts with mass traumatization of their populations. Nigeria, as a country has a variety of low grade conflicts that result in chronic bloodletting without the country actually being in an open state of war. Over the past decade, the political crisis over ‘indigene’ rights and political representation in Jos, capital of Plateau State, Nigeria, has developed into a protracted communal conflict Krause, 2011). This recurring conflict often involves maiming, killing, burning of houses, motor vehicles and other properties. The effects of these crises include injuries, emotional trauma, and disabilities, loss of homes and livelihood as well as death. At least 4,000 and possibly as many as 7,000 people have been killed since late 2001, when the first major riot in more than three decades broke out in Jos. After the 2008 riot, more than 10,000 were displaced, while violence in 2010 resulted in about 18,000 people becoming internally displaced. All sides suffer a massive loss due to livelihoods destroyed (Krause, 2011)