Prevalence of serious mental disorder in 7000 refugees resettled in western countries: a systematic review.

@article{Fazel2005PrevalenceOS,
  title={Prevalence of serious mental disorder in 7000 refugees resettled in western countries: a systematic review.},
  author={Mina Fazel and Jeremy Wheeler and John Danesh},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={2005},
  volume={365 9467},
  pages={1309-14}
}
BACKGROUND About 13 million people are classified as refugees worldwide, and many more former refugees have been granted citizenship in their new countries. However, the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, or psychotic illnesses in these individuals is not known. We did a systematic review of surveys about these disorders in general refugee populations in western countries. METHODS We searched for psychiatric surveys that were based on interviews of unselected… CONTINUE READING
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