Specialist services: practice
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Original versionVarvin S: Specialist services: practice. In: Dinesh. Oxford Textbook of Migrant Psychiatry, 2021. Oxford University Press https://doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198833741.003.0053
Refugees flee from war, persecution, imprisonment and torture. Many refugees have suffered adverse and complex traumatic experiences in their countries of origin, extending through childhood, adolescence and in adulthood, that may contribute to increasing the severity of mental health symptoms. In addition, adverse experiences during flight and challenges in the exile country add to their burden.