L’impact de la détention sur la santé des demandeurs d’asile

Added April 24, 2018

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This analysis establishes that there is an independent reverse effect of detention on the mental health of asylum seekers . However, this conclusion should be interpreted with caution as the review is based on only three studies .

To discourage asylum seekers, many Western countries confine them to detention centers as part of administrative procedures. This review aims to determine whether detention affects the mental and physical health of asylum seekers. Three studies were included in the analysis, for a total of 359 participants in the three studies. Two studies provided data for participants currently in custody, while the remaining studies provided data for months after participants were released. The review found that PTSD, depression and anxiety could be unfavorably attributed to the detention of asylum seekers. This negative effect on mental health was observed both during detention and immediately after release. However,