The challenges facing mental health programs for post-conflict and refugee communities.

@article{Silove2004TheCF,
  title={The challenges facing mental health programs for post-conflict and refugee communities.},
  author={Derrick M. Silove},
  journal={Prehospital and disaster medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={
          90-6
        }
}
The majority of refugees and communities exposed to warfare and oppression live in low-income countries with few resources or special skills. Yet, epidemiological studies have identified high levels of traumatic stress reactions in such populations. These stress reactions can be intensified by harsh policies aimed at deterring survivors from seeking refuge in technologically advanced societies. The scale of the problem of mass violence and displacement creates formidable challenges for mental… CONTINUE READING

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