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Mental Health and Psychosocial Wellbeing of Syrians Affected by Armed Conflict

Authors:
G. Hassan
P. Ventevogel
H. Jefee-Bahloul
A. Barkil-Oteo
L. J. Kirmayer
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Publication Year:
2016
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

This psychological report was commissioned by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. It is a systematic literature search that examines the mental health of the Syrian population. It hones in on the exacerbation of pre-existing mental illness, new psychological trauma, and treatment methods. Further, it identifies groups that are particularly vulnerable to abuse during this time: children, LBGTQ+ individuals, and women. After detailing the violence that this population has experienced, it suggests that a highly tailored treatment approach will best help them recover and rehabilitate.

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