Post-traumatic stress disorder among asylum seekers and refugees in Istanbul may be predicted by torture and loss due to violence.

@article{Tufan2013PosttraumaticSD,
  title={Post-traumatic stress disorder among asylum seekers and refugees in Istanbul may be predicted by torture and loss due to violence.},
  author={Ali Evren Tufan and Melis Alkin and Sukriye Bosgelmez},
  journal={Nordic journal of psychiatry},
  year={2013},
  volume={67 3},
  pages={219-24}
}
BACKGROUND Turkey is both a source and target for asylum seekers seeking refugee status in countries of European Union. There is a scarcity of research on the mental health issues of asylum seekers and refugees residing in Turkey. AIMS This study aimed: 1) to provide clinical and demographic information on asylum seekers and refugees receiving mental health services from a non-governmental refugee support program in Istanbul between 2005 and 2007, and 2) to evaluate the differences between… CONTINUE READING