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Stade K, Skammeritz S, Hjortkjær C, Carlsson J. "After all the traumas my body has been through, I feel good that it is still working." - Basic Body Awareness Therapy for traumatised refugees. Torture. 2015;25(1):33-50. PubMed PMID: 26021346.

Sundvall M, Tidemalm DH, Titelman DE, Runeson B, Bäärnhielm S. Assessment and treatment of asylum seekers after a suicide attempt: a comparative study of people registered at mental health services in a Swedish location. BMC Psychiatry. 2015 Oct 7;15:235. doi: 10.1186/s12888-015-0613-8. PubMed PMID: 26446409; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4597378.

Abdulcadir J, Margairaz C, Boulvain M, Irion O. Care of women with female genital mutilation/cutting. Swiss Med Wkly. 2011 Jan 6;140:w13137. doi: 10.4414/smw.2010.13137. Review. PubMed PMID: 21213149.

Gardiner J, Walker K. Compassionate listening - managing psychological trauma in refugees. Aust Fam Physician. 2010 Apr;39(4):198-203. PubMed PMID: 20372677.

Longacre M, Silver-Highfield E, Lama P, Grodin M. Complementary and alternative medicine in the treatment of refugees and survivors of torture: a review and proposal for action. Torture. 2012;22(1):38-57. Review. PubMed PMID: 23086004.

Lamkaddem M, Stronks K, Devillé WD, Olff M, Gerritsen AA, Essink-Bot ML. Course of post-traumatic stress disorder and health care utilisation among resettled refugees in the Netherlands. BMC Psychiatry. 2014 Mar 27;14:90. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-14-90. PubMed PMID: 24670251; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3986925.

Shawyer F, Enticott JC, Doherty AR, Block AA, Cheng IH, Wahidi S, Meadows GN. A cross-sectional survey of the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers attending a refugee health clinic: a study protocol for using research to inform local service delivery. BMC Psychiatry. 2014 Dec 24;14:356. doi: 10.1186/s12888-014-0356-y. PubMed PMID: 25539842; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4296526.

Harris DA. Dance/movement therapy approaches to fostering resilience and recovery among African adolescent torture survivors. Torture. 2007;17(2):134-55. PubMed PMID: 17728491.

Buhmann C, Mortensen EL, Nordentoft M, Ryberg J, Ekstrøm M. Follow-up studyof the treatment outcomes at a psychiatric trauma clinic for refugees. Torture. 2015;25(1):1-16. PubMed PMID: 26021344.

Hollander AC, Bruce D, Burström B, Ekblad S. Gender-related mental health differences between refugees and non-refugee immigrants--a cross-sectional register-based study. BMC Public Health. 2011 Mar 24;11:180. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-180. PubMed PMID: 21435212; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3072337.

Kira IA, Ahmed A, Mahmoud V, Wasim F. Group therapy model for refugee and torture survivors. Torture. 2010;20(2):108-13. PubMed PMID: 20952827.

Georgiadou E, Morawa E, Erim Y. High Manifestations of Mental Distress in Arabic Asylum Seekers Accommodated in Collective Centers for Refugees in Germany. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Jun 7;14(6). pii: E612. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14060612. PubMed PMID: 28590438; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5486298.

Schock K, Rosner R, Knaevelsrud C. Impact of asylum interviews on the mental health of traumatized asylum seekers. Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2015 Sep 1;6:26286. doi: 10.3402/ejpt.v6.26286. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26333540; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4558273.

Bandeira M, Higson-Smith C, Bantjes M, Polatin P. The land of milk and honey: a picture of refugee torture survivors presenting for treatment in a South African trauma centre. Torture. 2010;20(2):92-103. PubMed PMID: 20952825.

Vaage AB, Thomsen PH, Silove D, Wentzel-Larsen T, Van Ta T, Hauff E. Long-term mental health of Vietnamese refugees in the aftermath of trauma. Br J Psychiatry. 2010 Feb;196(2):122-5. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.108.059139. Erratum in: Br J Psychiatry. 2010 Mar;196:248. PubMed PMID: 20118457.

Benson J, Haris TA, Saaid B. The meaning and the story: reflecting on a refugee's experiences of mental health services in Australia. Ment Health Fam Med. 2010 Mar;7(1):3-8. PubMed PMID: 22477917; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2925159.

Vostanis P. Meeting the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers. Br J Psychiatry. 2014 Mar;204(3):176-7. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.113.134742. PubMed PMID: 24590972.

Abbara A, Coutts A, Fouad FM, Ismail SA, Orcutt M; Syria Public Health Network. Mental Health among displaced Syrians: findings from the Syria PublicHealth Network. J R Soc Med. 2016 Mar;109(3):88-90. doi: 10.1177/0141076816629765. PubMed PMID: 26819236.

Slewa-Younan S, Mond J, Bussion E, Mohammad Y, Uribe Guajardo MG, Smith M, Milosevic D, Lujic S, Jorm AF. Mental health literacy of resettled Iraqi refugees in Australia: knowledge about posttraumatic stress disorder and beliefs about helpfulness of interventions. BMC Psychiatry. 2014 Nov 18;14:320. doi: 10.1186/s12888-014-0320-x. PubMed PMID: 25403955; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4240884.

Heeren M, Mueller J, Ehlert U, Schnyder U, Copiery N, Maier T. Mental health of asylum seekers: a cross-sectional study of psychiatric disorders. BMC Psychiatry. 2012 Aug 17;12:114. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-12-114. PubMed PMID: 22900706; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3490796.

Mueller J, Schmidt M, Staeheli A, Maier T. Mental health of failed asylum seekers as compared with pending and temporarily accepted asylum seekers. Eur J Public Health. 2011 Apr;21(2):184-9. doi: 10.1093/eurpub/ckq016. Epub 2010 Jul 14. PubMed PMID: 20630907.

Straiton ML, Reneflot A, Diaz E. Mental Health of Refugees and Non-refugees from War-Conflict Countries: Data from Primary Healthcare Services and the Norwegian Prescription Database. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Jun;19(3):582-589. doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0450-y. PubMed PMID: 27328949; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5399054.

Shawyer F. et al. The mental health status of refugees and asylum seekers attending a refugee health clinic including comparisons with a matched sample of Australian-born residents. BMC Psychiatry. 2017 Feb 21;17(1):76. doi: 10.1186/s12888-017-1239-9. PubMed PMID: 28222713; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5320723.

Dennis CL. et al. Postpartum depression risk factors among recent refugee, asylum-seeking, non-refugee immigrant, and Canadian-born women: results from a prospective cohort study. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2017 Apr;52(4):411-422. doi: 10.1007/s00127-017-1353-5. Epub 2017 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 28220215.

Rasmussen A, Verkuilen J, Ho E, Fan Y. Posttraumatic stress disorder among refugees: Measurement invariance of Harvard Trauma Questionnaire scores across global regions and response patterns. Psychol Assess. 2015 Dec;27(4):1160-70. doi: 10.1037/pas0000115. PubMed PMID: 25894706; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4615261.

Nickerson A, Liddell BJ, Maccallum F, Steel Z, Silove D, Bryant RA. Posttraumatic stress disorder and prolonged grief in refugees exposed to trauma and loss. BMC Psychiatry. 2014 Apr 9;14:106. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-14-106. PubMed PMID: 24712883; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3998219.

Eckstein B. Primary care for refugees. Am Fam Physician. 2011 Feb 15;83(4):429-36. Review. PubMed PMID: 21322519.

Neuner F, Schauer M, Karunakara U, Klaschik C, Robert C, Elbert T. Psychological trauma and evidence for enhanced vulnerability for posttraumatic stress disorder through previous trauma among West Nile refugees. BMC Psychiatry. 2004 Oct 25;4:34. PubMed PMID: 15504233; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC529265.

Shannon PJ. Refugees' advice to physicians: how to ask about mental health. Fam Pract. 2014 Aug;31(4):462-6. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmu017. Epub 2014 May 12. PubMed PMID: 24820520.

Hollander AC, Dal H, Lewis G, Magnusson C, Kirkbride JB, Dalman C. Refugee migration and risk of schizophrenia and other non-affective psychoses: cohort study of 1.3 million people in Sweden. BMJ. 2016 Mar 15;352:i1030. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i1030. PubMed PMID: 26979256; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4793153.

McColl H, Higson-Smith C, Gjerding S, Omar MH, Rahman BA, Hamed M, El Dawla AS, Fredericks M, Paulsen N, Shabalala G, Low-Shang C, Perez FV, Colin LS, Hernandez AD, Lavaire E, Zuñiga AP, Calidonio L, Martinez CL, Jamei YA, Awad Z. Rehabilitation of torture survivors in five countries: common themes and challenges. Int J Ment Health Syst. 2010 Jun 18;4:16. doi: 10.1186/1752-4458-4-16. PubMed PMID: 20565852; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2904711.

Stotz SJ, Elbert T, Müller V, Schauer M. The relationship between trauma, shame, and guilt: findings from a community-based study of refugee minors in Germany. Eur J Psychotraumatol. 2015 Jun 22;6:25863. doi: 10.3402/ejpt.v6.25863. eCollection 2015. PubMed PMID: 26105045; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4478074.

Opaas M, Varvin S. Relationships of Childhood Adverse Experiences With Mental Health and Quality of Life at Treatment Start for Adult Refugees Traumatized by Pre-Flight Experiences of War and Human Rights Violations. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2015 Sep;203(9):684-95. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000330. PubMed PMID: 26103604; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4554230.

Lueger-Schuster B. Supporting interventions after exposure to torture. Torture. 2010;20(1):32-44. PubMed PMID: 20228452.

Dapunt J, Kluge U, Heinz A. Risk of psychosis in refugees: a literature review. Transl Psychiatry. 2017 Jun 13;7(6):e1149. doi: 10.1038/tp.2017.119. Review. PubMed PMID: 28608852; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5537641.

Grodin MA, Piwowarczyk L, Fulker D, Bazazi AR, Saper RB. Treating survivors of torture and refugee trauma: a preliminary case series using qigong and t'aichi. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Sep;14(7):801-6. doi: 10.1089/acm.2007.0736. Review. PubMed PMID: 18803491; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2745908.

Nordbrandt MS, Carlsson J, Lindberg LG, Sandahl H, Mortensen EL. Treatment of traumatised refugees with basic body awareness therapy versus mixed physical activity as add-on treatment: Study protocol of a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2015 Oct 22;16(1):477. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0974-9. PubMed PMID: 26492879; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4619210.

Brink DR, Shannon PJ, Vinson GA. Validation of a brief mental health screener for Karen refugees in primary care. Fam Pract. 2016 Feb;33(1):107-11. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmv093. PubMed PMID: 26613619.

Savic M, Chur-Hansen A, Mahmood MA, Moore VM. 'We don't have to go and see a special person to solve this problem': Trauma, mental health beliefs and processes for addressing 'mental health issues' among Sudanese refugees in Australia. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2016 Feb;62(1):76-83. doi: 10.1177/0020764015595664. PubMed PMID: 26721539.

Duncan G, Shepherd M, Symons J. Working with refugees--a manual for caseworkers and volunteers. Rural Remote Health. 2010 Oct-Dec;10(4):1406. Epub 2010 Nov 22. PubMed PMID: 21121699.

Augsburger M, Elbert T. When do traumatic experiences alter risk-taking behavior? A machine learning analysis of reports from refugees. PLoS One. 2017 May 12;12(5):e0177617. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177617. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28498865; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5428957.

 

Palic S, Carlsson J, Armour C, Elklit A. Assessment of dissociation in Bosnian treatment-seeking refugees in Denmark.Nord J Psychiatry. 2015 May;69(4):307-14. doi: 10.3109/08039488.2014.977344. Epub 2014 Nov 21. PubMed PMID: 25415764.

Newman L. Asylum seekers and refugees - how should psychiatry respond? Australas Psychiatry. 2016 Feb;24(1):5-6. doi: 10.1177/1039856215622312. PubMed PMID: 26850944.

Nickerson A, Steel Z, Bryant R, Brooks R, Silove D. Change in visa status amongst Mandaean refugees: relationship to psychological symptoms and living difficulties. Psychiatry Res. 2011 May 15;187(1-2):267-74. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2010.12.015. Epub 2011 Feb 5. PubMed PMID: 21296428.

Kocamer Simsek B, et al. Characteristics of the injuries of Syrian refugees sustained during the civil war. Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg. 2017 May;23(3):199-206. doi: 10.5505/tjtes.2016.95525. PubMed PMID: 28530772.

Collaborative care for refugees and torture survivors: Key findings from the literature. Esala J. Traumatology. 2018.

Schnyder U, Müller J, Morina N, Schick M, Bryant RA, Nickerson A. A Comparison of DSM-5 and DSM-IV Diagnostic Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Traumatized Refugees. J Trauma Stress. 2015 Aug;28(4):267-74. doi: 10.1002/jts.22023. Epub 2015 Jul 20. PubMed PMID: 26194738.

Doolan EL et al. The conceptualization of emotion regulation difficulties, and its association with posttraumatic stress symptoms in traumatized refugees. J Anxiety Disord. 2017 Aug;50:7-14. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2017.04.005. Epub 2017 Apr 26. PubMed PMID: 28505466.

Nickerson A, Bryant RA, Silove D, Steel Z. A critical review of psychological treatments of posttraumatic stress disorder in refugees. Clin Psychol Rev. 2011 Apr;31(3):399-417. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2010.10.004. Epub 2010 Nov 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 21112681.

Wright AM, Aldhalimi A, Lumley MA, Jamil H, Pole N, Arnetz JE, Arnetz BB. Determinants of resource needs and utilization among refugees over time. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2016 Apr;51(4):539-49. doi: 10.1007/s00127-015-1121-3. PubMed PMID: 26370213; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4791200.

Dalgaard NT, Montgomery E. Disclosure and silencing: A systematic review of the literature on patterns of trauma communication in refugee families. Transcult Psychiatry. 2015 Feb 5. pii: 1363461514568442. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25656844.

Hollifield M, Toolson EC, Verbillis-Kolp S, Farmer B, Yamazaki J, Woldehaimanot T, Holland A. Effective Screening for Emotional Distress in Refugees: The Refugee Health Screener. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2016 Apr;204(4):247-53. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000469. PubMed PMID: 26825376.

Shrestha-Ranjit J. et al. Effectiveness of Primary Health Care Services in Addressing Mental Health Needs of Minority Refugee Population in New Zealand. Issues Ment Health Nurs. 2017 Apr;38(4):290-300. doi: 10.1080/01612840.2017.1283375. Epub 2017 Mar 1. PubMed PMID: 28379739.

Ullmann E, Barthel A, Taché S, Bornstein A, Licinio J, Bornstein SR. Emotional and psychological trauma in refugees arriving in Germany in 2015. Mol Psychiatry. 2015 Nov 3. doi: 10.1038/mp.2015.164. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26527128.

Ellis BH, MacDonald HZ, Klunk-Gillis J, Lincoln A, Strunin L, Cabral HJ. Discrimination and mental health among Somali refugee adolescents: the role of acculturation and gender. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2010 Oct;80(4):564-75. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.2010.01061.x. PubMed PMID: 20950297.

Nickerson A, Bryant RA, Schnyder U, Schick M, Mueller J, Morina N. Emotion dysregulation mediates the relationship between trauma exposure, post-migration living difficulties and psychological outcomes in traumatized refugees. J Affect Disord. 2015 Mar 1;173:185-92. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.10.043. Epub 2014 Nov 4. PubMed PMID: 25462415.

Priebe S, Bogic M, Ashcroft R, Franciskovic T, Galeazzi GM, Kucukalic A, Lecic-Tosevski D, Morina N, Popovski M, Roughton M, Schützwohl M, Ajdukovic D. Experience of human rights violations and subsequent mental disorders - a study following the war in the Balkans. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Dec;71(12):2170-7. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.09.029. Epub 2010 Oct 30. PubMed PMID: 21041008.

Shannon PJ, Wieling E, McCleary JS, Becher E. Exploring the mental health effects of political trauma with newly arrived refugees. Qual Health Res. 2015 Apr;25(4):443-57. doi: 10.1177/1049732314549475. Epub 2014 Sep 2. PubMed PMID: 25185161.

Slobodin O, de Jong JT. Family interventions in traumatized immigrants and refugees: A systematic review. Transcult Psychiatry. 2015 Jun 5. pii: 1363461515588855. [Epub ahead of print] Review. PubMed PMID: 26047828.

Carlsson J, Sonne C, Silove D. From pioneers to scientists: challenges in establishing evidence-gathering models in torture and trauma mental health services for refugees. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2014 Sep;202(9):630-7. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000175. Review. PubMed PMID: 25167130.

Hedrick K. Getting out of (self-) harm's way: A study of factors associated with self-harm among asylum seekers in Australian immigration detention. J Forensic Leg Med. 2017 Jul;49:89-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jflm.2017.05.014. Epub 2017 May 26. PubMed PMID: 28601787.

Gulden A, Westermeyer J, Lien R, Spring M, Johnson D, Butcher J, Jaranson J. HADStress screen for posttraumatic stress: replication in ethiopian refugees. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2010 Oct;198(10):762-7. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181f49c0a. PubMed PMID: 20921868.

Isakson BL, Jurkovic GJ. Healing after torture: the role of moving on. Qual Health Res. 2013 Jun;23(6):749-61. doi: 10.1177/1049732313482048. Epub 2013 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 23512436.

Keatley E, d'Alfonso A, Abeare C, Keller A, Bertelsen NS. Health Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury Among Refugee Survivors of Torture. J Head Trauma Rehabil. 2015 Jan 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25629258.

Yun K, Mohamad Z, Kiss L, Annamalai A, Zimmerman C. History of Persecution and Health Outcomes Among U.S. Refugees. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Mar 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25740552.

De Haene L, Grietens H, Verschueren K. Holding harm: narrative methods in mental health research on refugee trauma.Qual Health Res. 2010 Dec;20(12):1664-76. doi: 10.1177/1049732310376521. Epub 2010 Jul 27. PubMed PMID: 20663941.

Arntz A, Sofi D, van Breukelen G. Imagery Rescripting as treatment for complicated PTSD in refugees: a multiple baseline case series study. Behav Res Ther. 2013 Jun;51(6):274-83. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2013.02.009. Epub 2013 Mar 6. PubMed PMID: 23524061.

Rew KT, Clarke SL, Gossa W, Savin D. Immigrant and refugee health: mental health conditions. FP Essent. 2014 Aug;423:19-23. PubMed PMID: 25127536.

Nickerson A, Bryant RA, Steel Z, Silove D, Brooks R. The impact of fear for family on mental health in a resettled Iraqi refugee community. J Psychiatr Res. 2010 Mar;44(4):229-35. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2009.08.006. Epub 2009 Oct 28. PubMed PMID: 19875131.

Sangalang CC, Vang C. Intergenerational Trauma in Refugee Families: A Systematic Review. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Jun;19(3):745-754. doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0499-7. Review. PubMed PMID: 27659490; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5362358.

Hollifield M, Warner TD, Westermeyer J.Is torture reliably assessed and a valid indicator of poor mental health? J Nerv Ment Dis. 2011 Jan;199(1):3-10. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3182051501. PubMed PMID: 21206240.

Carlsson JM, Olsen DR, Kastrup M, Mortensen EL. Late mental health changes in tortured refugees in multidisciplinary treatment. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2010 Nov;198(11):824-8. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181f97be3. PubMed PMID: 21048474.

Correa-Velez I, Gifford SM, Barnett AG. Longing to belong: social inclusion and wellbeing among youth with refugee backgrounds in the first three years in Melbourne, Australia. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Oct;71(8):1399-408. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.07.018. Epub 2010 Aug 5. PubMed PMID: 20822841.

Morville AL, Amris K, Eklund M, Danneskiold-Samsøe B, Erlandsson LK. A longitudinal study of changes in asylum seekers ability regarding activities of daily living during their stay in the asylum center. J Immigr Minor Health. 2015 Jun;17(3):852-9. doi: 10.1007/s10903-014-0004-0. PubMed PMID: 24627172.

Luster T, Qin D, Bates L, Johnson D, Rana M. The Lost Boys of Sudan: coping with ambiguous loss and separation from parents. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2009 Apr;79(2):203-11. doi: 10.1037/a0015559. PubMed PMID: 19485637.

Coffey GJ, Kaplan I, Sampson RC, Tucci MM. The meaning and mental health consequences of long-term immigration detention for people seeking asylum. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Jun;70(12):2070-9. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.02.042. Epub 2010 Mar 20. PubMed PMID: 20378223.

Kinzie, David J. Medical Approach to the Management of Traumatised Refugees. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 2016 22(2): 76-83.

Hocking DC, Kennedy GA, Sundram S. Mental disorders in asylum seekers: the role of the refugee determination process and employment. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2015 Jan;203(1):28-32. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000230. PubMed PMID: 25503784.

Molsa M. et al. Mental health among older refugees: the role of trauma, discrimination, and religiousness. Aging Ment Health. 2017 Aug;21(8):829-837. doi: 10.1080/13607863.2016.1165183. Epub 2016 Apr 15. PubMed PMID: 27080403.

Abbott A. The mental-health crisis among migrants. Nature. 2016 Oct 13;538(7624):158-160. doi: 10.1038/538158a. Erratum in: Nature. 2016 Oct 25;538(7626):441. PubMed PMID: 27734887.

Muhtz C, Wittekind C, Godemann K, Von Alm C, Jelinek L, Yassouridis A, Kellner M. Mental Health in Offspring of Traumatized Refugees with and without Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Stress Health. 2015 Jan 2. doi: 10.1002/smi.2630. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25556841.

Slobodin O, de Jong JT. Mental health interventions for traumatized asylum seekers and refugees: What do we know about their efficacy? Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2015 Feb;61(1):17-26. doi: 10.1177/0020764014535752. Epub 2014 May 27. PubMed PMID: 24869847.

Abou-Saleh MT, Hughes P. Mental health of Syrian refugees: looking backwards and forwards. Lancet Psychiatry. 2015 Oct;2(10):870-1. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(15)00419-8. Epub 2015 Sep 14. PubMed PMID: 26462218.

Johnson-Agbakwu CE, Allen J, Nizigiyimana JF, Ramirez G, Hollifield M. Mental health screening among newly arrived refugees seeking routine obstetric and gynecologic care. Psychol Serv. 2014 Nov;11(4):470-6. doi: 10.1037/a0036400. PubMed PMID: 25383999; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4228798.

Graham B, Herlihy J, Brewin CR. Overgeneral memory in asylum seekers and refugees. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry. 2014 Sep;45(3):375-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2014.03.001. Epub 2014 Apr 12. PubMed PMID: 24799151.

Williams AC, Peña CR, Rice AS. Persistent pain in survivors of torture: a cohort study. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2010 Nov;40(5):715-22. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2010.02.018. Epub 2010 Aug 3. PubMed PMID: 20678891.

Upvall MJ, Mohammed K, Dodge PD. Perspectives of Somali Bantu refugee women living with circumcision in the United States: a focus group approach. Int J Nurs Stud. 2009 Mar;46(3):360-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.04.009. Epub 2008 Jun 11. PubMed PMID: 18550061.

Sonne C, Carlsson J, Bech P, Mortensen EL. Pharmacological treatment of refugees with trauma-related disorders: What do we know today? Transcult Psychiatry. 2017 Apr;54(2):260-280. doi: 10.1177/1363461516682180. Epub 2016 Dec 12. Review. PubMed PMID: 27956478.

Løvlie AL, Madar AA. Postpartum Depression Among Somali Women in Norway. J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Jun;19(3):638-644. doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0487-y. PubMed PMID: 27640012.

Chung MC, Shakra M, AlQarni N, AlMazrouei M, Al Mazrouei S, Al Hashimi S. Posttraumatic Stress Among Syrian Refugees: Trauma Exposure Characteristics, Trauma Centrality, and Emotional Suppression. Psychiatry. 2018 Spring;81(1):54-70. doi: 10.1080/00332747.2017.1354620. Epub 2018 Mar 1. PubMed PMID: 29494788.

Rasmussen A, Verkuilen J, Ho E, Fan Y. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Refugees: Measurement Invariance of Harvard Trauma Questionnaire Scores Across Global Regions and Response Patterns. Psychol Assess. 2015 Apr 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25894706.

Renner W, Salem I. Post-traumatic stress in asylum seekers and refugees from Chechnya, Afghanistan, and West Africa: gender differences in symptomatology and coping. Int J Soc Psychiatry. 2009 Mar;55(2):99-108. doi: 10.1177/0020764008092341. PubMed PMID: 19240200.

Kinzie JD, Kinzie JM, Sedighi B, Woticha A, Mohamed H, Riley C. Prospective one-year treatment outcomes of tortured refugees: a psychiatric approach.Torture. 2012;22(1):1-10. PubMed PMID: 23086001.

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