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Trauma and hearing voices: the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers.

Parrett, N.; (2007) Trauma and hearing voices: the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers. Doctoral thesis , University of London. Green open access

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Abstract

Within the relatively large body of research relating to mental health problems in refugee and asylum seeker populations, studies measuring incidence of psychoses are relatively rare. The literature has focused more broadly on the relationship between migration and psychoses, finding an increased incidence of psychoses (specifically schizophrenia) in migrant populations across the generations. Explanatory models have thus far focused on post-migratory factors, largely ignoring pre- and peri-migratory factors. This review specifically highlights those studies relating to psychosis in refugee and asylum seeker populations. Although many of these involve small and sometimes specific populations, the fact that all of them show increased incidence of psychoses than would otherwise be expected is noteworthy. In direct contrast to the literature relating to migration, the role of pre-migratory factors such as trauma seems particularly salient. Some biological, psychological and cultural models are presented.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: Trauma and hearing voices: the experiences of refugees and asylum seekers.
Identifier: PQ ETD:591327
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest. Third party copyright material and sensitive information have been removed from the ethesis
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1444036
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