Problem

Self-imposed social isolation due to torture

Nature:
For the torture victims it is an extreme stress to suffer from mental symptoms due to torture, more than from physical injury, because family and friends tend to react negatively when confronted with difficult behaviour, while obvious physical injuries elicit sympathy and understanding. Victim feels mentally changed and often "shut in", lonely and dominated by anxiety. Often the victim's mental state makes him or her impossible to live with.
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET