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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155486/toxic-stress-and-child-refugees
#1
John S Murray
The purpose of this article was to describe the phenomenon of toxic stress and its impact on the physical and mental health of child refugees. Almost two decades ago, researchers found that recurring adverse childhood events (ACEs; e.g., physical, psychological, and sexual abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction such as substance abuse, mental illness, and criminal behavior) were associated with a significant increase in serious illnesses during adulthood. Illnesses include heart, lung, and liver disease, cancer, and bone fractures...
November 20, 2017: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing: JSPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154598/-i-feel-like-i-do-not-exist-a-study-of-dissociative-experiences-among-war-traumatized-refugee-youth
#2
Sabina Gušić, Andrea Malešević, Etzel Cardeña, Hans Bengtsson, Hans Peter Søndergaard
OBJECTIVE: War-traumatized refugee children and adolescents have been overlooked in research on trauma-related dissociation, and whatever research has been conducted has relied almost exclusively on questionnaires. The present study was an exploration of dissociative experiences in multitraumatized war-refugee youth. METHOD: In this study, we used a mixed-method approach by grouping participants according to a Western-based dissociation measure (the Adolescent Dissociative Experiences Scale; Armstrong, Putnam, Carlson, Libero, & Smith, 1997), and conducting qualitative and quantitative analyses of their verbal descriptions of mental experiences related to dissociation in the aftermath of war and resettlement...
November 20, 2017: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29152160/traumatized-refugees-identifying-needs-and-facing-challenges-for-mental-health-care
#3
EDITORIAL
Christine Knaevelsrud, Nadine Stammel, Miranda Olff
In the past few years the number of refugees worldwide has increased dramatically. Many of them were traumatized in their homelands due to violent conflict or persecution, as well as during their flight, and are confronted with ongoing stressors in the exile countries. In order to contribute to enhancing the clinical knowledge, this special issue of the European Journal of Psychotraumatology focuses on traumatized refugees. It includes three review articles as well as four original articles on the mental health burden, screening instruments and interventions in different groups of refugees...
2017: European Journal of Psychotraumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151045/the-physical-and-mental-health-problems-of-refugee-and-migrant-fathers-findings-from-an-australian-population-based-study-of-children-and-their-families
#4
Rebecca Giallo, Elisha Riggs, Claire Lynch, Dannielle Vanpraag, Jane Yelland, Josef Szwarc, Philippa Duell-Piening, Lauren Tyrell, Sue Casey, Stephanie Janne Brown
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to report on the physical and mental health of migrant and refugee fathers participating in a population-based study of Australian children and their families. DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey data drawn from a population-based longitudinal study when children were aged 4-5 years. SETTING: Population-based study of Australian children and their families. PARTICIPANTS: 8137 fathers participated in the study when their children were aged 4-5 years...
November 17, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147726/-radiculomyelopathy-in-schistosomiasis
#5
REVIEW
J Detzler, H Backes, J Guldner
The increasing migration of people from their homeland in far distant regions to Europe in the last few years has strongly influenced the rise of previously rarely seen diseases. They not only originate from the respective homeland but also from the transit countries during the migration process. We report the case of a 27-year-old male migrant from Eritrea, who after months of flight as a refugee travelling through various African countries, presented at our hospital with a progressive, painful radiculopathy...
November 16, 2017: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143713/expanding-the-evidence-key-priorities-for-research-on-mental-health-interventions-for-refugees-in-high-income-countries
#6
M Sijbrandij
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 16, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135825/rational-diagnostics-and-therapies-in-child-refugees
#7
Johannes Pfeil, Markus Hufnagel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 11, 2017: Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134922/exploring-the-relationship-between-postmigratory-stressors-and-mental-health-for-asylum-seekers-and-refused-asylum-seekers-in-the-uk
#8
Gareth Morgan, Steve Melluish, Alice Welham
Numerous studies have linked the high rates of traumatic events experienced by refugees to the elevated rate of mental health problems in these populations. A growing body of evidence has also highlighted the importance of considering postmigratory stressors when making sense of displaced person distress. This study explored the relationship between mental health and postmigratory stress for asylum seekers and refused asylum seekers in Britain. The study further examined if those refused asylum experienced elevated distress and postmigratory stress compared to those awaiting the outcome of asylum applications...
January 1, 2017: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133953/countering-posttraumatic-lhpa-activation-in-refugee-mothers-and-their-infants
#9
E Ullmann, S R Bornstein, R S Lanzman, C Kirschbaum, S Sierau, M Doehnert, P Zimmermann, H Kindler, M Schauer, M Ruf-Leuschner, J M Fegert, K von Klitzing, U Ziegenhain
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 14, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133542/dermal-leishmaniasis-in-a-25-year-old-syrian-refugee
#10
Scott Bradshaw, Ivan V Litvinov
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal de L'Association Medicale Canadienne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130379/trauma-complexity-and-child-abuse-a-qualitative-study-of-attachment-narratives-in-adult-refugees-with-ptsd
#11
Karin Riber
The present study aimed to identify trauma types over the life course among adult refugees and to explore their accounts of childhood maltreatment. A sample of 43 Arabic-speaking refugees with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) attending a treatment context in Denmark were interviewed. Using a "Trauma Coding Manual" developed for this study, trauma types were identified in interview transcripts. In both men and women with Iraqi and Palestinian-Lebanese backgrounds, high levels of trauma complexity and high rates of childhood maltreatment were found (63%, n = 27)...
January 1, 2017: Transcultural Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126812/infectious-disease-risks-among-refugees-from-north-korea
#12
Hiroshi Nishiura, Hyojung Lee, Baoyin Yuan, Akira Endo, Andrei R Akhmetzhanov, Gerardo Chowell
OBJECTIVES: Disease characteristics of North Korea including severe malnutrition and infectious disease risks have not been openly and widely analyzed. The present study aimed to estimate infectious disease risks among refugees from North Korea. METHODS: To statistically estimate risks of infectious diseases among North Korean, literature review of clinical studies among North Korean defectors was conducted. RESULTS: A total of six groups of data from five publications were identified from 2004 to 2014...
November 7, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126420/healthcare-access-for-refugee-women-with-limited-literacy-layers-of-disadvantage
#13
Annette Floyd, Dikaios Sakellariou
BACKGROUND: Record numbers of people, across the world, are forced to be displaced because of conflict or other violations of their human rights, thus becoming refugees. Often, refugees not only have a higher burden of disease but also compromised access to healthcare, as they face many barriers, such as limited knowledge of the local language. However, there is very limited knowledge on the lived experiences of this population. Moreover, the strategies people might develop in their efforts to access healthcare have not been explored in depth, despite their value in establishing peer- support, community based programs...
November 10, 2017: International Journal for Equity in Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126342/-tuberculosis-among-refugees-and-asylum-seekers-tuberculosis-screening-on-arrival-and-case-management
#14
Martin Priwitzer
The statement of the Federal Association of Physicians of Public Health Services provides recommendations concerning tuberculosis screening of refugees and asylum seekers on arrival specific to different groups of persons (adults, children, pregnant women, unaccompanied minors), taking into account the legal background and the current recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute as well as of the German Society for Pediatric Infectiology. In addition, recommendations are given to ensure treatment success in refugees and asylum seekers with tuberculosis, to carry out contact investigations and for preventive treatment of latent tuberculosis infection among refugees and asylum seekers...
November 10, 2017: Das Gesundheitswesen
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125243/wing-morphology-variations-in-a-natural-population-of-phlebotomus-tobbi-adler-and-theodor-1930
#15
Gizem Oguz, Ozge Erisoz Kasap, Bulent Alten
Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is highly endemic in the Cukurova region, located on the crossroads of main refugee routes from the Middle East to Europe on the eastern Mediterranean part of Turkey. Our purpose was to investigate the phenotypic variation of Phlebotomus tobbi, the known vector of CL in the region, during one active season. Sand flies and microclimatic data were collected monthly from May to October, 2011, from five locations in six villages in the study area. A geometric morphometric approach was used to investigate wing morphology...
December 2017: Journal of Vector Ecology: Journal of the Society for Vector Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125076/-a-14-year-old-syrian-refugee-with-neurobrucellosis
#16
M S W Quaak, H H J Bavelaar, J Berkhout, G J Tuin, E M Bijker
BACKGROUND: Neurobrucellosis is a rare complication of brucellosis, a bacterial zoonotic disease endemic in regions such as the Middle East. It is important to be alert for this imported disease in the Netherlands as well, especially among migrants. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 14-year-old boy from Syria presented with headache, vomiting and weight loss. Brucella melitensis was identified in the cerebrospinal fluid. The patient's condition deteriorated despite antibiotic treatment, particularly neurologically, and imaging revealed a newly developed hydrocephalus...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124944/human-rights-of-refugee-survivors-of-sexual-and-gender-based-violence-with-communication-disability
#17
Julie Marshall, Helen Barrett
Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations, 1948 ) states that all people have the right to seek, receive and impart information using any means. Ensuring that people with communication disability achieve this right is inherently challenging. For people with communication disability, who are refugee-survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), additional human rights are challenged, including the right to education, protection from discrimination, a safe place to live, security of person and legal protection...
November 10, 2017: International Journal of Speech-language Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124447/psychiatric-screening-and-interventions-for-minor-refugees-in-europe-an-overview-of-approaches-and-tools
#18
Annerieke Horlings, Irma Hein
Currently hundreds of thousands of minor refugees entered Europe. This group has been exposed to traumatic events pre-, during, and post-migration and is at increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders. In this article, we describe the results of our literature search on screening and interventions for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in minor refugees, in order to make recommendations for clinical practice. Results show that studies on diagnostic accuracy of assessment instruments and efficacy of mental healthcare interventions in this population are lacking...
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124446/towards-better-healthcare-for-migrant-and-refugee-children-in-europe
#19
EDITORIAL
Albertine Baauw, Nicole Ritz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 10, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122044/psychological-and-psychosocial-interventions-for-refugee-children-resettled-in-high-income-countries
#20
M Fazel
Large numbers of refugee children are arriving in high-income countries. The evidence to date suggests that they have mental health needs that are higher than for the general population and that these are exacerbated by the numbers of traumatic events they have experienced and the post-migration stressors they continue to be exposed to. The importance of a thorough and thoughtful assessment is discussed. Treatments of note are described for post-traumatic stress disorder, family functioning, general mental health problems and school environments...
November 10, 2017: Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences
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