Mental health of refugees and asylum-seekers

Tribe, Rachel (2002) ‘Mental health of refugees and asylum-seekers’, Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 8(4), pp. 240-247. (doi:10.1192/apt.8.4.240).

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Abstract

This paper attempts to define how and why individuals are forced to become asylum-seekers, refugees or displaced people and to flee, often at very short notice, to a foreign country, to a refugee camp or a designated ‘safe place’ in their country of origin. Arrival in another country or region may not, in itself, give refugees peace of mind, as the intricacies of the asylum system and basic welfare and safety needs require immediate attention, as does living in a foreign country with a different culture, language and structure. In addition, individuals must come to terms with the immense losses frequently associated with flight and, perhaps most important, with loss of a belief in an imagined future.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Citation: Tribe, R. (2002) ‘Mental health of refugees and asylum-seekers’ Advances in Psychiatric Treatment 8 (4) 240-247.
Divisions: Schools > Psychology, School of
Depositing User: Mr Stephen Grace
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2009 11:02
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2013 11:23
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10552/375

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