Sunday, June 3, 2018

Over 40% of Syrian Refugees Have Mental Health Problems

More than 40% of Syrian refugees in the Netherlands have psychological problems such as depression and anxiety.  This was found in a study by the social and cultural planning office, SCP.  Despite these problems they make little use of mental health services.   The SCP interviewed 44,000 refugees who were given refugee status in the Netherlands between January 2014 and July 2016.  The SCP says that 13% of the general population in the Netherlands have mental health issues.  Yet, Syrian refugees make much less use of mental health services than the general population.

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