Coping with Afghan and Chechen syndrome | Russia Beyond The Headlines:
Psychologists describe it as post-traumatic stress disorder—when the human mind struggles to cope with the aftermath of war. Others simply call it Afghan or Chechen syndrome.
Clinically, it refers to a series of psycho-pathological experiences whereby the mind attempts to erase the memory of past stress-inducing events, keeping the victim in a state of anxiety for months and sometimes years.
This photo-story tells about the wartime lives of Russian soldiers and their subsequent adaptation to civilian life.