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10 May 2019
A recent study published by the Finnish University of Turku shows that children born to immigrant parents are more prone to suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than those whose parents are native born. The study involved 3,639 children...
06 May 2019
Finland’s National Institute for Health and Welfare, in partnership with five of the country's university hospitals, as well the Finnish Association for Mental Health, and with the support of the European Commission's Asylum, Migration and...
21 Mar 2019
Hippocampus is the part of the brain that is essential for memory and response to stress. The volume of hippocampal, one of the formations in hippocampus, is strongly associated with depression; people with lower level of hippocampal volume are more...
20 Feb 2019
Growing up is difficult, and even more so for children from foster homes and institutions. Research shows that these children have far fewer resources and people to rely upon once they outgrow the child welfare services, compared to their peers....
23 Jan 2019
Children forced to live in overcrowded refugee camps on Greek islands such as Lesvos are being left to battle a mental health crisis alone. New research from Refugee Rights Europe is shedding light on their plight, writes Helena Eynon, a...
11 Jan 2019
A study published by the Federal Forum for Men shows that young male refugees in Germany have difficulties to start their new live – the trauma of surviving the war and persecution, media portraying them as violent, and mental health issues that...
06 Jan 2019
Erin Burke Quinlan, of King's College London in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a study on the effects of bulling and found out that it can cause physical changes in the brain and increase the chance of mental illness. This study...
03 Jan 2019
Ellen Water, the Director of Development at Doctors of the World UK wrote a blog for BMJ about the Open Minds project, an initiative by Doctors of the World, which, according to her “aims to promote mental health and wellbeing for people facing...

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