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Mental Health of Refugees. Etiology and Treatment


Paul M.G. Emmelkamp, Mental Health of Refugees. Etiology and Treatment, Springer Nature Switzerland, 2023, ISBN 978-3-031-34077-2. 


The book provides a comprehensive review of mental health in refugees by discussing its multiple dimensions, and analyzing epidemiology, etiology, and culturally adapted assessment and treatment.  Key topics include why certain refugees cope successfully with traumatic experiences while others do not, and the biological, psychological, and social processes underlying posttraumatic stress disorder, common mental disorders, substance abuse and personality disorders.

The text examines topics such as complexities of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery for refugees. Furthermore, the roles of culture, social support, and mental health workers in the process of overcoming mental health problems in refugees are discussed. Together, the chapters provide an in-depth examination of the current understood causes, and impacts of mental health problems and treatment of refugees to inform future work in the field.

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Cross-cultural factors, psychotherapy and post-traumatic stress in refugees
01 September 2021 - 30 June 2022
Paul Emmelkamp
Paul Emmelkamp