Stress, trauma, and posttraumatic stress disorder in migrants: a comprehensive review

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dc.contributor.author Bustamante, Lineth H. U. [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Cerqueira, Raphael O. [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Leclerc, Emilie [UNIFESP]
dc.contributor.author Brietzke, Elisa [UNIFESP]
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-20T16:31:01Z
dc.date.available 2020-07-20T16:31:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/1516-4446-2017-2290
dc.identifier.citation Revista Brasileira De Psiquiatria. Sao Paulo, v. 40, n. 2, p. 220-225, 2018.
dc.identifier.issn 1516-4446
dc.identifier.uri https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/55650
dc.description.abstract Objective: There is growing evidence supporting the association between migration and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Considering the growing population of migrants and the particularities of providing culturally sensitive mental health care for these persons, clinicians should be kept up to date with the latest information regarding this topic. The objective of this study was to critically review the literature regarding migration, trauma and PTSD, and mental health services. Methods: The PubMed, SciELO, LILACS, and ISI Web of Science databases were searched for articles published in Portuguese, English, Spanish, or French, and indexed from inception to 2017. The following keywords were used: migration, mental health, mental health services, stress, posttraumatic stress disorder, and trauma. Results: Migration is associated with specific stressors, mainly related to the migratory experience and to the necessary process of acculturation occurring in adaptation to the host country. These major stressors have potential consequences in many areas, including mental health. The prevalence of PTSD among migrants is very high (47%), especially among refugees, who experience it at nearly twice the rate of migrant workers. Conclusions: Mental health professionals must be trained to recognize and provide appropriate care for posttraumatic and/or stress-related disorders among migrants. en
dc.format.extent 220-225
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Assoc Brasileira Psiquiatria
dc.relation.ispartof Revista Brasileira De Psiquiatria
dc.rights Acesso aberto
dc.subject PTSD en
dc.subject migration en
dc.subject stress en
dc.subject trauma en
dc.subject mental health services en
dc.title Stress, trauma, and posttraumatic stress disorder in migrants: a comprehensive review en
dc.type Revisão
dc.description.affiliation Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Psiquiatria, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.description.affiliationUnifesp Univ Fed Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Dept Psiquiatria, Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil
dc.identifier.file S1516-44462018000200220.pdf
dc.identifier.scielo S1516-44462018000200220
dc.identifier.doi 10.1590/1516-4446-2017-2290
dc.description.source Web of Science
dc.identifier.wos WOS:000433346500016
dc.coverage Sao Paulo
dc.citation.volume v. 40
dc.citation.issue 2



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