The experience of Afghan refugees has led to high rates of physical and emotional problems. A study of refugees in California reported that nearly half of the study sample -- 31 percent of the men and a startling 58 percent of the women -- met the diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder, although only a small fraction had been diagnosed or treated for it. In this chapter of a longer report, Arnold R. Isaacs writes about the war and refugee experience of Afghans in the United States.
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- October 18, 2016 by Arnold R. Isaacs
- July 11, 2016 by Marc Herman
A recent study reveals that at least half of the more than 1.2 million new refugees to Europe needed treatment for depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.
- April 12, 2016 by Christopher Sherman, Eduardo Castillo, Dario Lopez-Mills, Alba Mora Roca, Roque Ruiz-González, Ricardo Lopez
This comprehensive, interactive multimedia series in Spanish and English tells the stories of those in and around Iguala, Mexico, who had lost family members to kidnappings and killings, living in a purgatory of silence for years, and their quest for answers and justice. Judges described “The Other Disappeared” as a “tour de force,” reported with “incredible depth, rigor and compassion." Originally published by The Associated Press between September - December, 2015.
- February 26, 2016 by Alex Hannaford, Jess Hurd, Jason Parkinson, Katy Robjant, Raniah Salloum, Jeanny Gering
Journalists Alex Hannaford, Jess Hurd, Jason Parkinson and Raniah Salloum spoke with the Dart Center about the reporting challenges in covering stories of migration and refugees, and clinical psychologist Katy Robjant shared techniques for interviewing victims of trauma, as well as self-care tips for those covering the on-going crisis.
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