Cuidado basado en evidencia para solicitantes de asilo iraquíes, kurdos, y refugiados de la Guerra civil en Siria

Added April 3, 2018

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To effectively assist Syrian refugees in Canada, there needs to be evidence-based psychological assistance. The provision of psychological services should not be conditioned on the diagnosis of post-traumatic stress or related to the presence of a psychological disorder (for example: depression). Rather, support should be provided to all those refugees seeking such assistance, including those with only subthreshold symptoms. These could assist people to cope with adaptations with possible integration problems in their new community and to cope with the anticipated cultural change. 

There is evidence supporting the use of the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (CTH), the Hopkins Symptom Inventory (SCL), and Post-Migration Life Difficulties (DVPM) to avoid post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as the Clinically Administered PTSD Scale (ETAC) for the diagnosis of PTSD in Iraqi, Kurdish, and Syrian refugees in Canada. Narrative Exposure Therapy (TEN) is the psychological treatment with the highest evidence in its population. This systematic analysis reports on the prevalence of assessment measures, treatments, and biological markers used in the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD in Iraqi, Kurdish, and Syrian refugees.

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