People displaced by the 20-year war in northern Uganda have the highest ever recorded rate of post-traumatic stress and depression, a study by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Gulu University has found.

Published in the journal BMC Psychiatry, the study found 54 per cent of those interviewed had symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and 67 per cent showed signs of depression.

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