Living in Religious Time and Space: Iraqi Refugees in Dearborn, Michigan

  title={Living in Religious Time and Space: Iraqi Refugees in Dearborn, Michigan},
  author={Marwa H Shoeb and Harvey M. Weinstein and Jodi Halpern},
  journal={Journal of Refugee Studies},
Mental health assessments of refugees during and after conflict have relied heavily on Western psychiatric constructs and standardized scales, despite the overwhelmingly non-Western backgrounds of most survivors of contemporary wars. A strict dependence on the paradigms and language of Western psychiatry risks inappropriately prioritizing syndromes, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, which, however important, are eclipsed by the concerns of local populations for whom indigenous idioms of… Expand

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