Rapidly increasing levels of violence in Mexico have brought a "spike" in PTSD rates in that country.
The Inter-Press Service reports:
"This disorder is spreading rapidly in populations like that of the capital and other cities in Mexico, where PTSD levels associated with violence are already high. We find similar patterns: people's stress levels are directly proportional to their exposure to the mass media," which transmit terror and panic, Mauricio Meschoulam, an academic at the Jesuit-run Ibero-American University, told IPS.
Mexico's Spiral of Violence Causes Spike in PTSD