Year: 1986 Source: Psychology Today, v.20, no.11, (November 1986), p.66-69 SIEC No: 19870941

Describes the psychological problems faced by torture victims and the treatment programs that attempt to ease torture victims’ long-lasting mental torment. Most programs attempt to break down victims’ distrust and bring them back into society. Families may also need extensive help. Although there is general agreement that the effects of torture cannot be “cured”, the emotional state and daily lives of most patients improve with treatment.