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Predisplacement and Postdisplacement Factors Associated with Mental Health

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Bibliographic information:

 

Porter, Matthew, and Nick Haslam. 2005. "Predisplacement and Postdisplacement Factors Associated with Mental Health of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons." JAMA 294 (5):602-12. 

 


Abstract:

 

The aim of this report was to present an empirical synthesis of research relating to the psychological consequences of forced displacement.  The authors identified 59 studies that met their inclusion criteria and undertook a statistical meta-analysis of the reported data.  They conclude that the psychological impacts of conflict "cannot be understood simply as the product of an acute and discrete stressor, but depend crucially on the economic, social, and cultural conditions from which refugees are displaced and in which refugees are placed" (p. 611).  Over 100 references are included.  

 


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Mental health

 


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Journal article

 


 

 

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