The relative contribution of posttraumatic and acculturative stress to subjective mental health among Bosnian refugees.

@article{Knipscheer2006TheRC,
  title={The relative contribution of posttraumatic and acculturative stress to subjective mental health among Bosnian refugees.},
  author={Jeroen W. Knipscheer and Rolf J. Kleber},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={
          339-53
        }
}
The relationship between posttraumatic stress reactions, cultural adaptation, and mental health symptoms is still poorly understood. This empirical study examined the relative contribution of both posttraumatic reactions and acculturation rates to subjective mental health in 2 groups of Bosnian refugees, a clinical group (N = 34) and a nonclinical community group (N = 44). As hypothesized, posttraumatic reactions were highly predictive of mental health state in both groups. In addition, two… CONTINUE READING

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