An Indochinese refugee psychiatric clinic: culturally accepted treatment approaches.

@article{Kinzie1980AnIR,
  title={An Indochinese refugee psychiatric clinic: culturally accepted treatment approaches.},
  author={John David Kinzie and Khai A Tran and Alasdair Breckenridge and Joseph D. Bloom},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1980},
  volume={137 11},
  pages={1429-32}
}
In 1978 the authors established a weekly psychiatric clinic for Indochinese refugees. During the first 20 months, 50 patients were evaluated and treated at the clinic; a Vietnamese psychiatric resident and several native Indochinese mental health counselors bridged the language and cultural barriers between patients and clinic personnel. Most of the patients seen at the beginning of the program were psychotic and severely impaired. However, patients seen later suffered from a wider variety of… CONTINUE READING

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