Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Author: Tom Craig
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199557225
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Many refugees and asylum seekers have left their country due to persecution, war, or appalling violations of their human rights. They therefore often have specific mental health needs.This book presents both the theory and practice behind understanding and treating the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers.

Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers Assessment and Intervention

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With unprecedented numbers of displaced persons worldwide, mental health clinicians in high-income countries will increasingly encounter refugee and asylum-seeking patients, many of whom have experienced significant adversity before and after their migration. This paper presents a summary of the recent evidence on the assessment and treatment of refugees across the lifespan to inform clinicians’ approaches to care of refugee patients in mental health care settings. Assessment and interventions for refugees are grounded in an ecosystemic approach which considers not only pre-migratory trauma, but social, familial, and cultural determinants of mental health in the host country. Evidence for psychotherapy and pharmacological treatments are reviewed, highlighting promising interventions while acknowledging that further research is needed. Ultimately, serving refugees necessitates a biopsychosocial approach that engages clinicians as medical experts, therapists, and advocates.

Forced Migration and Mental Health

Author: David Ingleby
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387226931
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Although forced migration is not new in human history it has become, in our time, one of the world's major problems. In the last few decades, armed conflict and political unrest have created vast numbers of asylum seekers, refugees and displaced persons. This has led, in turn to increasing involvement of professional care workers and agencies, both governmental and nongovernmental. While there is no doubt on the part of helping parties that care is necessary, there is considerable debate about the kind of care that is needed. This book presents a critical review of mental health care provisions for people who have had to leave their homeland, and explores the controversies surrounding this topic. Providing fresh perspectives on an age old problem, this book covers humanitarian aid and reconstruction programs as well as service provision in host countries. It is of interest to all those who provide health services, create policy, and initiate legislation for these populations.

Praxis der interkulturellen Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie

Author: Wielant Machleidt
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 3437597841
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Das Buch bietet Ihnen eine Vielzahl von praxisbezogenen interkulturellen Behandlungs- und Versorgungsstrategien. Es beleuchtet kulturelle und religiöse Hintergründe und zeigt, wie Sie Diagnostik und Therapie an die spezifischen Bedürfnisse von Patienten mit Migrationshintergrund anpassen können. Der Schwerpunkt liegt auf Patienten aus den Mittelmeerstaaten, der Türkei, Ost- und Südeuropa, den GUS-Staaten.

Broken Spirits

Author: John P. Wilson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135946418
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Mental health problems among asylum seekers and refugees are becoming a public issue, but awareness of this problem among the mental health community is relatively low. Although advances have been made in the provision of innovative mental health services for asylum seekers and refuges with PTSD, they are not systemized, and not widely known to professionals in the field. A publication offering practical guidelines for the treatment of torture victims and political refugees does not exist. Broken Spirits aims to bring together the works of the most respected mental health professionals - from the U.S. and abroad - and make available the most current knowledge on complex PTSD, forced migration and cultural sensitivity in diagnosis and treatment.

Mensch Computer 2003

Author: Jürgen Ziegler
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 332280058X
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Die interdisziplinäre Tagung Mensch und Computer findet jährlich statt und bündelt die vielfältigen Facetten der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion im deutschsprachigen Raum. Die Konferenz steht 2003 unter dem Motto "Interaktion in Bewegung" und setzt Schwerpunkte in den Themenbereichen mobile und ubiquitäre Mensch-Technik-Interaktion, adaptive Benutzerschnittstellen und Interaktion mit vernetzten Informationsräumen und Anwendungen.

Public Health Aspects of Mental Health Among Migrants and Refugees

Author: Who Regional Office for Europe
Publisher: Health Evidence Network Synthe
ISBN: 9789289051651
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The increasing number of refugees, asylum seekers and irregular migrants poses a challenge for mental health services in Europe. This review found that these groups are exposed to risk factors for mental disorders before, during and after migration. The prevalence of psychotic, mood and substance-use disorders in these groups varies but overall resembles that in the host populations. Refugees and asylum seekers, however, have higher rates of post-traumatic stress disorder. Poor socioeconomic conditions are associated with increased rates of depression five years after resettlement. Refugees, asylum seekers and irregular migrants encounter barriers to accessing mental health care. Good practice for mental health care includes promoting social integration, developing outreach services, coordinating health care, providing information on entitlements and available services, and training professionals to work with these groups. These actions require resources and organizational flexibility.

Handbook of International Disaster Psychology Refugee mental health

Author: Gilbert Reyes
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275983185
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Introduces the new and burdgeoning field of disaster psychology, illustrating how local and international humanitarian workers can effectively provide care to help restore mental health and stability for survivors of manmade and natural disasters, from genocide attempts and terrorist attacks to tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods.

Flucht Migration und Trauma Die Folgen f r die n chste Generation

Author: Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647402842
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Die Schicksale des ausgesetzten Königssohns Ödipus, von Odysseus, Persephone, Jason, Medea und vielen anderen Gestalten der Antike erinnern daran, dass Migration, Flucht und Trauma so alt sind wie die Menschheit selbst und sich in unbewussten Phantasien bei Individuen und Gruppen niedergeschlagen haben. Sie bilden oft unerkannte Quellen für Neugier und Interesse an Geflüchteten einerseits, aber auch von Fremdenhass, Antisemitismus und antimuslimischem Rassismus andererseits. Sie tragen zu den Spaltungsprozessen in vielen europäischen Gesellschaften im Zusammenhang mit der aktuellen Flüchtlingskrise bei. Zudem wecken Bilder von traumatisierten Geflüchteten Assoziationen zum Thema Trauma, das heißt zu extremen Erfahrungen, die das Selbst Todesangst, Hilflosigkeit und Ohnmacht aussetzen und derart überfluten, dass das Grundvertrauen in ein helfendes Objekt und ein aktives Selbst zusammenbricht. Dies mobilisiert den Impuls, wegzuschauen, zu verleugnen und die Augen vor dem Unerträglichen zu verschließen. In diesem Band möchten internationale Expertinnen und Experten aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen, diesen Impulsen professionell begegnen, um sich traumatisierten Menschen mit Flucht oder Migrationserfahrung empathisch zuzuwenden und dadurch die transgenerative Weitergabe von Traumatisierungen abzumildern.