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30 Oct 2014 description

I. INTRODUCTION The recent refugee MHPSS literature eventually reflects the dominance of the symptom-focused trauma-centered approach. As a matter of fact, it reports increased rates of emotional and behavioral dysfunctions among children and youth, as well as symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that often mirror those of adults, even though most of the population does not explicitly meet the diagnostic criteria of those psychiatric disorders (Lustig et al., 2004; Al Amine et al., 2007).