How Ukrainians deal with the psychological pressures of war
New article in the International Journal of Social Psychiatry studies the mental health of Ukrainians and their coping strategies
Prof. Dr. Graf-Vlachy and researchers from universities in Ukraine, Australia, and China studied how the ongoing war in Ukraine affects the mental health of Ukrainian civilians. They report prevalence rates of psychological symptoms of distress, anxiety, depression, and insomnia. In addition, they link these symptoms to productive coping strategies used by Ukrainians to deal with the psychological consequences of war. Their study shows that the Ukrainian population is suffering substantially and suggests that there is an urgent need for mental health care.
- Xu, W. Pavlova, I., Chen, X., Petrytsa, P. Graf-Vlachy, L., & Zhang, S.X. 2023. Mental health symptoms and coping strategies among Ukrainians under the Russia-Ukraine war in March 2022, International Journal of Social Psychiatry, online first.