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Transcult Psychiatry. 2007 Dec;44(4):596-613.

The mental health of asylum-seeking and refugee children and adolescents attending a clinic in the Netherlands.

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Herlaarhof, Center for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, The Netherlands. ebatista@usp.br

Abstract

We investigated the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of asylum-seeking and refugee children and adolescents referred to a child and adolescent psychiatry service in the Netherlands. Children with families and unaccompanied minors were compared. Unaccompanied minors had significantly higher frequencies of symptoms and psychiatric disorders than the children with families, both considered a high-risk population for mental health problems.

PMID:
18089641
DOI:
10.1177/1363461507083900
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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