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One in 4 Japan tsunami children needs psychiatric care

A family prays for elementary school children teachers who lost their lives in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, at a memorial in Ishinomaki, Miyagi prefecture on March 11, 2012One in four nursery school children caught up in Japan's 2011 tsunami disaster has psychiatric problems, a government report said Monday, with experts warning the effects could last a lifetime if left untreated. Researchers found 25.9 percent of children aged between three and five suffer from symptoms including vertigo, nausea and headaches, with some exhibiting worrying behaviour such as violence or withdrawal.