Association between defense mechanisms and psychiatric symptoms in North Korean Refugees.

@article{Jun2015AssociationBD,
  title={Association between defense mechanisms and psychiatric symptoms in North Korean Refugees.},
  author={Jin Yong Jun and Yu-Jin G. Lee and So-Hee Lee and So Young Yoo and Jungeun Song and Seog Ju Kim},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={2015},
  volume={56},
  pages={179-87}
}
OBJECTIVE Defense mechanism may contribute to psychiatric symptoms. Refugees are vulnerable to various psychiatric symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, somatization, and those associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), due to their traumatic or stressful experiences. We aimed to investigate the mediating role of each defense mechanism in the occurrence of specific psychiatric symptoms in North Korean refugees. METHOD Among 213 North Korean refugees initially recruited, 201… CONTINUE READING

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