Shelter From the Storm: Psychiatric Diagnosis and Treatment of the Refugee Patient

In the last 3 years the numbers of forcibly displaced people around the world has reached a record high. Experiences of war, persecution, violence, torture, participating in the killing of others, disruptions of attachments, and emotional losses increase the risk for psychological distress and may contribute to the risk of developing psychiatric and substance abuse disorders. The authors review the existing psychiatric literature on refugees, discuss the sociological reasons that explain the recent crisis, describe the psychiatric consequences, the risk factors and protective factors of the refugee experience, narrate the current conditions in refugee camps located in Greece and discuss the most up-to-date treatment modalities and preventive interventions to treat this patient population.
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