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Adorjan, K.; Mulugeta, S.; Odenwald, M.; Ndetei, D. M.; Osman, A. H.; Hautzinger, M.; Wolf, S.; Othman, M.; Kizilhan, J. I.; Pogarell, O.; Schulze, T. G. (2017): Psychiatrische Versorgung von Flüchtlingen in Afrika und dem Nahen Osten. Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze. In: Nervenarzt, Vol. 88, No. 9: pp. 974-982
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Violence, flight, famine, and natural disasters as well as the absence of a psychosocial healthcare system are major psychological burdens for refugees. The level of provision of mental healthcare is particularly low in developing countries. Internally displaced people and refugees place high demands on the healthcare system because they often suffer from psychiatric disorders, such as depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders. We present first initiatives to improve psychiatric care in refugee camps in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Sudan. Moreover, we provide first insights into a project based in Northern Iraq and Germany aimed at the treatment of people who were severely traumatized by the terror regime of the so-called Islamic State (IS).