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The effect of post-traumatic stress disorder on refugees' parenting and their children's mental health: a cohort study

Bryant, Richard; Edwards, Benjamin; Creamer, Mark; O'Donnell, Meaghan; Forbes, David; Felmingham, Kim L; Silove, Derrick; Steel, Zachary; Nickerson, Angela; McFarlane, Alexander C; Van Hooff, Miranda


Background: Children and adolescents, who account for most of the world's refugees, have an increased prevalence of psychological disorders. The mental health of refugee children is often associated with the severity of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in their caregivers. Despite the potential for refugee caregivers' PTSD to affect child mental health, little evidence exists concerning the underlying mechanisms of this association. This study tested the effect of refugee caregivers'...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: The Lancet Public Health
DOI: 10.1016/S2468-2667(18)30051-3
Access Rights: Open Access


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