The contemporary refugee crisis: an overview of mental health challenges

2017Derrick Silove, Peter Ventevogel, Susan Rees

This paper considers contemporary issues in the refugee mental health field, including developments in research, conceptual models, social and psychological interventions, and policy. Prevalence data yielded by cross sectional epidemiological studies do not allow a clear distinction to be made between situational forms of distress and frank mental disorder, a shortcoming that may be addressed by longitudinal studies (WPA).

Key wordsasylum seekers / mental health / refugee health / refugees / trauma / treatment

CountriesSouth Sudan / Syria