Somatization in refugees: a review

@article{Rohlof2014SomatizationIR,
  title={Somatization in refugees: a review},
  author={Hans G. Rohlof and Jeroen W. Knipscheer and Rolf J. Kleber},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={49},
  pages={1793-1804}
}
To present a review of the literature concerning medically unexplained physical symptoms in refugees. We outline a variety of definitions and explanations of somatization, as well as the role of culture in the concept of disease. In addition, we present a review of the epidemiological literature about somatization in refugees. Refugees from non-Western countries exhibit more unexplained somatic symptoms than the general Western population. Although different studies have employed different… CONTINUE READING
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