A study will be examining the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) levels in the people of Northern Ireland (NI). The rate of PTSD in the NI people has been notified as the highest in the world.
University of Ulster Senior lecturer Siobhan O'Neill stated that the research will assist in recognizing the ways to deal with the psychological and physical troubles of the victims and survivors of the conflict. It will provide the details regarding the mental health-related services and will notify the adverse impact due to the delays in treatment.
She stated, "This will provide significant new information about experiences of traumatic events and the level of mental health problems among members of the public who have been adversely affected by the Troubles".
Victims Commissioner Patricia MacBride stated this research will facilitate the Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA) that has been initiated for the victims and survivors. The last year’s CAN report had notified that Health and Well-Being were the main concerns that will help in meeting the psychological and physical needs of victims and survivors
Northern Ireland Centre for Trauma and Transformation Spokesperson David Bolton stated that the research will be helpful as more details will come out regarding the needs of people who have suffered mental health problems.