Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers

Dinesh Bhugra, Tom Craig, and Kamaldeep Bhui

Print publication date: Aug 2010

ISBN: 9780199557226

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Mental Health of Refugees and Asylum Seekers presents both the theoretical and practical aspects of the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers. It looks at the impact of migration on mental health and adjustment, collective trauma, individual identity, and diagnostic fallacies. A practical section highlights cultural factors, ethno-psychopharmacology, therapeutic interaction, therapeutic expectation and psychotherapy. The final part focuses on special problems - such as bereavement, sexual violence, and post-traumatic stress disorders, as well as considering mental health problems in special groups, such as child refugees.