The mental health of civilians displaced by armed conflict: an ecological model of refugee distress.

@article{Miller2017TheMH,
  title={The mental health of civilians displaced by armed conflict: an ecological model of refugee distress.},
  author={Kenneth E. Miller and Andrew Rasmussen},
  journal={Epidemiology and psychiatric sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          129-138
        }
}
Early research on the mental health of civilians displaced by armed conflict focused primarily on the direct effects of exposure to war-related violence and loss. Largely overlooked in this war exposure model were the powerful effects of ongoing stressors related to the experience of displacement itself. An ecological model of refugee distress is proposed, drawing on research demonstrating that mental health among refugees and asylum seekers stems not only from prior war exposure, but also from… CONTINUE READING

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