A Day in a Baghdad Psych Hospital

Short-staffed and undersupplied, doctors do their best to treat mental patients.

A Day in a Baghdad Psych Hospital

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Baghdad Psych
Baghdad Psych
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Rashid in his office at the hospital. Because of the shortage of doctors, psychiatrists are forced to perform many of the functions that teams of doctors used to perform. Because of the unrest in Iraq, he is as much patient as psychiatrist. "It takes more than two hours daily to come from my place to the hospital. And the road, I see many scenes, I face many confrontations with the guards, with the American soldiers," he says. "I have the same worries about my children when they go to their school -- I call my wife three or four times daily just to reassure that they came back safely. So it's not easy. We are fighting. We are fighting to live." (ABC News)
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