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AuthorKizilhan, Jan
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AbstractFollowing the severe attacks by the so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” on the Yazidi population, which started in summer 2014, the state government of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, funded a Special-Quota Project to bring 1,000 very ill or left-behind women and children who were being held hostage to 22 cities and towns in Baden-Württemberg to receive integrated care. Here, we report for the first time on the cases of four Yazidi women living in Ulm, Germany, focusing on the clinically observed and psychometrically assessed mental phenomena or disorders. Our primary aim was to explore what International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision diagnoses are present in this population. Although highly traumatized, these women were suffering primarily from adjustment disorder rather than posttraumatic stress disorder according to official classification systems. Despite their symptoms of depression and anxiety, the women’s responses to self-assessment questionnaires provided no evidence of compulsion, somatization, or eating disorders. The results suggest that further investigation of the individual-level effects of rape and torture, as well the historic, systemic, and collective effects, e.g., on families and societies, is required.dc.description.abstract
PublisherUniversität Ulmdc.publisher
LicenseCC BY 4.0 Internationaldc.rights
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KeywordAbuse historydc.subject
KeywordSomatic symptom disorderdc.subject
KeywordTranscultural psychiatrydc.subject
Dewey Decimal GroupDDC 150 / Psychologydc.subject.ddc
Dewey Decimal GroupDDC 610 / Medicine & healthdc.subject.ddc
MeSHStress disorders, Post-traumaticdc.subject.mesh
MeSHMental disordersdc.subject.mesh
TitlePosttraumatic stress disorder and related disorders among female Yazidi refugees following Islamic State of Iraq and Syria attacks : a case series and mini-reviewdc.title
Resource typeWissenschaftlicher Artikeldc.type
GNDPosttraumatisches Stresssyndromdc.subject.gnd
GNDPsychische Störungdc.subject.gnd
InstitutionUKU. Klinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapieuulm.affiliationSpecific
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DCMI TypeCollectionuulm.typeDCMI
In cooperation withDuale Hochschule Baden-Württemberguulm.cooperation
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DOI of original publication10.3389/fpsyt.2017.00282dc.relation1.doi
Source - Title of sourceFrontiers in Psychiatrysource.title
Source - Place of publicationFrontiers Mediasource.publisher
Source - Volume8source.volume
Source - Year2017source.year
Source - Article number282source.articleNumber
Source - ISSN1664-0640source.identifier.issn
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