The purpose of this study was to clarify the mental health needs of Iraqi immigrants who arrived in the US in the 1990s after the Persian Gulf War. The records of 375 clients were examined at a clinic that serves Arab Americans. More posttraumatic stress disorder and health problems were found in Iraqi refugees than in other clients. Results suggest the need for further research on immigrants with traumatic histories to facilitate effective treatments.
Mental health; Medical treatment; Post-traumatic stress disorder; PTSD; Traumatic incident stress; Community health
Hikmet Jamil, MD, PhD, FFOMI, Department of Family Medicine, Wayne State University, 15400 West McNichols, Second Floor, Detroit, Michigan 48235
Issue of Publication
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Division of Occupational Medicine, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
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