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ISLAMABAD-The Peshawar Army Public School massacre has taken a devastating toll on the mental health of parents, as well as the children. According to DrLubnaBukhari MD, a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, parents and family members should identify and address their own feelingsbefore dealing with ...

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