Impact of torture on refugees displaced within the developing world: symptomatology among Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.

@article{Shrestha1998ImpactOT,
  title={Impact of torture on refugees displaced within the developing world: symptomatology among Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.},
  author={Ninadini Shrestha and Bhogendra Sharma and Mark van Ommeren and Sushama Regmi and Ramesh Kumar Makaju and Ivan H. Komproe and Gulshan Bahadur Shrestha and Joop Tvm de Jong},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1998},
  volume={280 5},
  pages={
          443-8
        }
}
CONTEXT Most of the world's refugees are displaced within the developing world. The impact of torture on such refugees is unknown. OBJECTIVE To examine the impact of torture on Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. DESIGN Case-control survey. Interviews were conducted by local physicians and included demographics, questions related to the torture experienced, a checklist of 40 medical complaints, and measures of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. SETTING Bhutanese… CONTINUE READING
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