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Returning migrants: Mental and physical health needs 

Returning migrants: Mental and physical health needs
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Returning migrants: Mental and physical health needs
Author(s):

Antonio Ventriglio

, Matthew Kelly

, and Dinesh Bhugra

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198833741.003.0074
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date: 18 May 2021

Although it is often not known what proportion of migrants return to their countries of origin, it can be hypothesized that as their reasons for return vary, the stresses on return will also vary. In addition, it is possible that their social support and social capital will have changed in their absence, which may affect their social support and social capital. The research on return migration is somewhat limited, but some studies indicate that levels of stress in returning migrants are high and can lead to the development of psychiatric disorders. In order to function well, they will have to review and re-establish their social contacts, as well as their social context. The clinical care and health services need to be aware of the mental and physical health needs of such individuals and appropriate interventions need to be in place.

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