Year: 1984 Source: Journal of Operational Psychiatry, v.15, (1984), p.31-38 SIEC No: 19860791

Presents a brief glimpse at the geography and demography, history, and cultural idioms of Lebanon and addresses issues of psychiatric program organization in a developing nation with chronic and acute war conditions. Lebanon has been a sophisticated health care center for almost a century, has an adequate supply of specialized physicians, but lacks support personnel, with economic & geographic maldistribution. Suicide is prohibited by the Koran, however this only leads to nonreporting. (NBB)