Sport is good, war is bad : discuss

Philip Hazell, Richard Williams

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Two articles in the child and adolescent psychiatry section of this issue of the journal relate to significant global events. Both of these articles are concerned with young people operating under duress, albeit duress of very different kinds. The review by Tamminen et al. [1] on clinical concerns and psychosocial challenges in adolescent athletes was commissioned to coincide with the 30th Olympiad, otherwise known as the London
Olympics. The article by Drury and Williams [2] focuses on the psychosocial effects on children and young people of their exposure to war, terrorism, and displacement. But we did not anticipate, when commissioning the latter review, that a 30-min video dealing with child soldiers in Uganda would be released on YouTube in March, and that this video would achieve such notoriety.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-263
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychiatry
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Nov 2012


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