Impact of forced displacement during World War II on the present-day mental health of the elderly: a population-based study.

@article{Kuwert2009ImpactOF,
  title={Impact of forced displacement during World War II on the present-day mental health of the elderly: a population-based study.},
  author={Philipp Kuwert and Elmar Br{\"a}hler and Heide Glaesmer and Harald J{\"u}rgen Freyberger and Oliver Decker},
  journal={International psychogeriatrics},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 4},
  pages={748-53}
}
BACKGROUND The effects of traumatization among the elderly is a neglected topic in research and clinical settings. Forced displacement of civilians is one of the main traumatic features of modern armed conflict. Roughly 12 million German people were displaced in World War II (WWII) and to our knowledge there has been no representative study investigating the mental health outcomes of such trauma in the elderly population. The survey assessed whether current depression, anxiety, resilience and… CONTINUE READING

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