The Psychological Effects of the War in Afghanistan On Young Afghan Refugees From Different Ethnic Backgrounds

@article{Mghir1999ThePE,
  title={The Psychological Effects of the War in Afghanistan On Young Afghan Refugees From Different Ethnic Backgrounds},
  author={R. Mghir and A. Raskin},
  journal={International Journal of Social Psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={45},
  pages={29 - 36}
}
  • R. Mghir, A. Raskin
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • International Journal of Social Psychiatry
This study examined the psychological effects of the war in Afghanistan on two groups of young Afghan refugees currently residing in the United States. One group, with Tajik parents showed significantly less evidence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression than the second group with Pashtun parents. These two groups of young refugees came from very different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. Some of these differences persist to the present. The Tajik parents are wealthier… Expand
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