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The Implications of Iran Sanctions on Civilian Mental Health and Quality of Life

Version 1 : Received: 15 November 2019 / Approved: 17 November 2019 / Online: 17 November 2019 (10:53:30 CET)

How to cite: Tahan, M. The Implications of Iran Sanctions on Civilian Mental Health and Quality of Life. Preprints 2019, 2019110201 Tahan, M. The Implications of Iran Sanctions on Civilian Mental Health and Quality of Life. Preprints 2019, 2019110201

Abstract

In order to synchronize foreign policies of governments, firm actions in the form of economic sanctions have long been employed by western countries. Those countries that tend to have independent views and policies are made to undergo economic adversity to fall in line. But the hardest hit by these coercive actions are the ordinary citizens who have to endure immense difficulty with social and economic issues not to mention the human rights violations. This paper provides a review regarding the effect of economic sanctions on mental health and quality of life of Iranian citizens based on data available from Iran post-sanctions. From 2012 stronger sanctions have been implemented on Iran as its nuclear program failed to draw faith in terms of its peaceful execution. Evidence have pointed out that economic sanctions imposed by western countries have a detrimental and destructive effect on the health of individual Iranians and they violated some basic human rights.

Subject Areas

Iran; sanctions; mental health; quality of life

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