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Title Amidst peril and pain : the mental health and well-being of the world's refugees / edited by Anthony J. Marsella .. [and others]..

Publication Info. Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [1994]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (xx, 390 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Summary This multidisciplinary volume provides an overview of refugee mental health problems and suggests approaches to intervention. It is impossible to isolate these problems from the context in which they arise, and as a result the book also provides information on demographics, history, epidemiology, policy formation, mental health services, training, and specific regional concerns.
We hope that mental health professionals, scientists, and administrators who have had experience working with refugees will find this book to be . . . a source of new ideas and methods. We also hope that those readers who are encountering the problem of refugee mental health and well-being for the first time in reading this book will find a selective and timely introduction to the historical, conceptual, and professional dimensions of the problem. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Contents Introduction / Anthony J. Marsella ... [et al.] -- An overview of the world refugee crisis / Mark Leopold and Barbara Harrell-Bond -- Historical aspects of refugee and immigration movements / Alan Kraut -- The mental health and well-being of refugees : issues and directions / Eugene Brody -- A policy perspective on the mental health and psychosocial needs of refugees / Susan Forbes Martin -- Southeast Asian refugees : migration history and mental health issues / Richard Mollica -- Central and South American refugees : some mental health challenges / Pablo Farias -- The Kurds : refugees in their own land / Pari Karadaghi -- The Afghans : bearing the scars of a forgotten war / Azam Dadfar -- The Palestinians : an uprooted people / Eyad R. El-Sarraj, Ahmad Abu Tawahina, and Fadel Abu Heine -- New beginnings in an old land : refugee and immigrant mental health in Israel / Yaacov Lerner, Julia Mirsky, and Miriam Barasch -- Psychological disorders among refugees : some clinical and epidemiological considerations / John Orley -- The applicability of the posttraumatic stress disorder concept to refugees / Matthew Friedman and James Jaranson -- Refugee dependency : origins and consequences / Ulrike von Buchwald -- Trauma and violence among refugee children / Neil Boothby -- Primary health care of refugees / Giovanni de Girolamo -- Psychosocial and psychiatric aspects of refugee adaptation and care in Sweden / Solvig Ekblad ... [et al.] -- Use of indigenous concepts and healers in the care of refugees : some experiences from the Thai border camps / Jean Pierre Hiegel -- Training health and medical professionals to care for refugees : issues and methods / Goran Struwe -- Refugee mental health and well-being : conclusions and recommendations / Assen Jablensky ... [et al.] -- Ethnocultural diversity and international refugees : challenges for the global community / Anthony J. Marsella.
Note Description based on print version record.
GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Refugees -- Mental health.
Refugees -- Mental health services.
Refugees -- Mental health services -- Government policy.
Refugees -- psychology.
Mental Health.
Mental Health Services.
Health Policy.
Indexed Term Ethnic groups Mental health
Added Author Marsella, Anthony J.
Other Form: Original 1557982236 (DLC) 93040308
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