Compounding of premigration trauma and postmigration stress in asylum seekers.

  title={Compounding of premigration trauma and postmigration stress in asylum seekers.},
  author={Ingrid B Sinnerbrink and Derrick M. Silove and Annette Field and Zachary L. Steel and Vijaya Manicavasagar},
  journal={The Journal of psychology},
  volume={131 5},
Unauthorized immigrants arriving in Western countries increasingly are being subjected to stringent restrictions while their residency claims are assessed. The present study was a investigation of premigration exposure to organized violence and postmigration stressors in 40 individuals seeking asylum who were attending a community welfare center in Sydney, Australia. Almost 80% reported exposure to premigration trauma such as witnessing murders, having their lives threatened, being separated… CONTINUE READING

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