Scientific article

Soins psychiatriques pour les requérants d'asile à Genève: une approche multidisciplinaire pour préserver la singularité des soins

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 9, no. 398, p. 1664-1668
Publication date2013

Asylum seekers constitute a vulnerable population insofar as they are submitted to numerous stress factors which facilitate the emergence of mental disorders, such as low socio-economic status, forced separation from loved ones and exposure to violence. Asylum seekers who consult at our community psychiatry facility usually have short-term residence permits, live in collective housing and do not speak the local language. The most frequent diagnoses are depressive disorder (64.7%) and post-traumatic stress disorder (34.5%). Due to their specific clinical and social situation and to the involvement of several professionals in these situations, a specialized psychiatric intervention coordinated with the rest of the network seems necessary.

  • Adult
  • Community Mental Health Services
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Care Team
  • Refugees/psychology/statistics & numerical data
  • Switzerland
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Young Adult
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PREMAND, Natacha et al. Soins psychiatriques pour les requérants d’asile à Genève: une approche multidisciplinaire pour préserver la singularité des soins. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2013, vol. 9, n° 398, p. 1664–1668.
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