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From exception to the norm: how mental health interventions have become part and parcel of the humanitarian response.

Lynne Jones, Peter Ventevogel,

World Psychiatry (World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA))
[2021, 20(1):2-3]

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Exploring the mental health and psychosocial problems of Congolese refugees living in refugee settings in Rwanda and Uganda: a rapid qualitative study.

Anna Chiumento, Theoneste Rutayisire, Emmanuel Sarabwe, M Tasdik Hasan, Rosco Kasujja, Rachel Nabirinde, Joseph Mugarura, Daniel M Kagabo, Paul Bangirana, Stefan Jansen, Peter Ventevogel, Jude Robinson, Ross G White,

<h4>Background</h4>Refugees fleeing conflict often experience poor mental health due to experiences in their country of origin, during displacement, and in new host environments. Conditions in refugee camps and settlements, and the wider socio-political and economic context of refugees' lives, create structural conditions that compound the effects of previous adversity. Mental ... Read more >>

Confl Health (Conflict and health)
[2020, 14(1):77]

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Planning the scale up of brief psychological interventions using theory of change.

Daniela C Fuhr, Ceren Acarturk, Marit Sijbrandij, Felicity L Brown, Mark J D Jordans, Aniek Woodward, Michael McGrath, Egbert Sondorp, Peter Ventevogel, Zeynep Ikkursun, Rabih El Chammay, Pim Cuijpers, Bayard Roberts,

<h4>Background</h4>A large mental health treatment gap exists among conflict-affected populations, and Syrian refugees specifically. Promising brief psychological interventions for conflict-affected populations exist such as the World Health Organization's Problem Management Plus (PM+) and the Early Adolescent Skills for Emotions (EASE) intervention, however, there is limited practical guidance for countries of ... Read more >>

BMC Health Serv Res (BMC health services research)
[2020, 20(1):801]

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Prevalence and predictors of common mental disorders among Syrian refugees in Istanbul, Turkey: a cross-sectional study.

Ceren Acarturk, Michael McGrath, Bayard Roberts, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Pim Cuijpers, Marit Sijbrandij, Egbert Sondorp, Peter Ventevogel, Martin McKee, Daniela C Fuhr, ,

PURPOSE:The war in Syria has created the greatest refugee crisis in the twenty-first century. Turkey hosts the highest number of registered Syrian refugees, who are at increased risk of common mental disorders because of their exposure to war, violence and post-displacement stressors. The aim of this paper is to examine ... Read more >>

Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol (Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology)
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Pathways towards scaling up Problem Management Plus in Turkey: a theory of change workshop.

Daniela C Fuhr, Ceren Acarturk, Ersin Uygun, Michael McGrath, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Sadaf Kaykha, Egbert Sondorp, Marit Sijbrandij, Peter Ventevogel, Pim Cuijpers, Bayard Roberts, ,

Background:A considerable evidence base has been produced in recent years highlighting the effectiveness of brief scalable psychological interventions for people living in communities exposed to adversity. However, practical guidance on how to scale up these interventions to wider populations does not exist. In this paper we report on the use ... Read more >>

Confl Health (Conflict and health)
[2020, 14:22]

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Effectiveness of a peer-refugee delivered psychological intervention to reduce psychological distress among adult Syrian refugees in the Netherlands: study protocol.

Anne M de Graaff, Pim Cuijpers, Ceren Acarturk, Richard Bryant, Sebastian Burchert, Daniela C Fuhr, Anja C Huizink, Joop de Jong, Barbara Kieft, Christine Knaevelsrud, David McDaid, Naser Morina, A-La Park, Jana Uppendahl, Peter Ventevogel, Claire Whitney, Nana Wiedemann, Aniek Woodward, Marit Sijbrandij,

Background: Syrian refugees face multiple hardships and adversities which put them at risk for the development of mental health problems. However, access to adequate mental health care in host countries is limited. The WHO has developed Problem Management Plus (PM+), a brief, scalable psychological intervention, delivered by non-specialist helpers, that ... Read more >>

Eur J Psychotraumatol (European journal of psychotraumatology)
[2020, 11(1):1694347]

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An Integrative Adapt Therapy for common mental health symptoms and adaptive stress amongst Rohingya, Chin, and Kachin refugees living in Malaysia: A randomized controlled trial.

Alvin Kuowei Tay, Hau Khat Mung, Mohammad Abdul Awal Miah, Susheela Balasundaram, Peter Ventevogel, Mohammad Badrudduza, Sanjida Khan, Karen Morgan, Susan Rees, Mohammed Mohsin, Derrick Silove,

<h4>Background</h4>This randomised controlled trial (RCT) aims to compare 6-week posttreatment outcomes of an Integrative Adapt Therapy (IAT) to a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) on common mental health symptoms and adaptive capacity amongst refugees from Myanmar. IAT is grounded on psychotherapeutic elements specific to the refugee experience.<h4>Methods and findings</h4>We conducted a ... Read more >>

PLoS Med (PLoS medicine)
[2020, 17(3):e1003073]

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Protocol for a randomized controlled trial: peer-to-peer Group Problem Management Plus (PM+) for adult Syrian refugees in Turkey.

Ersin Uygun, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Marit Sijbrandij, A Tamer Aker, Richard Bryant, Pim Cuijpers, Daniela C Fuhr, Anne M de Graaff, Joop de Jong, David McDaid, Naser Morina, A-La Park, Bayard Roberts, Peter Ventevogel, Taylan Yurtbakan, Ceren Acarturk, ,

<h4>Background</h4>A large proportion of Syrians have been exposed to potentially traumatic events, multiple losses, and breakdown of supportive social networks and many of them have sought refuge in host countries where they also face post-migration living difficulties such as discrimination or integration problems or both. These adversities may put Syrian ... Read more >>

Trials (Trials)
[2020, 21(1):283]

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Guided self-help to reduce psychological distress in South Sudanese female refugees in Uganda: a cluster randomised trial.

Wietse A Tol, Marx R Leku, Daniel P Lakin, Kenneth Carswell, Jura Augustinavicius, Alex Adaku, Teresa M Au, Felicity L Brown, Richard A Bryant, Claudia Garcia-Moreno, Rashelle J Musci, Peter Ventevogel, Ross G White, Mark van Ommeren,

<h4>Background</h4>Innovative solutions are required to provide mental health support at scale in low-resource humanitarian contexts. We aimed to assess the effectiveness of a facilitator-guided, group-based, self-help intervention (Self-Help Plus) to reduce psychological distress in female refugees.<h4>Methods</h4>We did a cluster randomised trial in rural refugee settlements in northern Uganda. Participants were ... Read more >>

Lancet Glob Health (The Lancet. Global health)
[2020, 8(2):e254-e263]

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Structural and socio-cultural barriers to accessing mental healthcare among Syrian refugees and asylum seekers in Switzerland.

Nikolai Kiselev, Monique Pfaltz, Florence Haas, Matthis Schick, Marie Kappen, Marit Sijbrandij, Anne M De Graaff, Martha Bird, Pernille Hansen, Peter Ventevogel, Daniela C Fuhr, Ulrich Schnyder, Naser Morina,

Background: Due to their experiences of major stressful life events, including post-displacement stressors, refugees and asylum seekers are vulnerable to developing mental health problems. Yet, despite the availability of specialized mental health services in Western European host countries, refugees and asylum seekers display low mental healthcare utilization. Objective: The aim ... Read more >>

Eur J Psychotraumatol (European journal of psychotraumatology)
[2020, 11(1):1717825]

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Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial: Peer to Peer Group Problem Management Plus (PM+) for Adult Syrian Refugees in Turkey

Ersin Uygun, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Marit Sijbrandij, Tamer Aker, Richard Bryant, Pim Cuijpers, Daniela Fuhr, Anne de Graaff, Joop de Jong, David McDaid, Naser Morina, A-La Park, Bayard Roberts, Peter Ventevogel, Taylan Yurtbakan, Ceren Acarturk,

<h4>Background: </h4> A large proportion of Syrians have been exposed to potentially traumatic events, multiple losses, breakdown of supportive social networks and many of them have sought refuge in host countries where they also face post migration living difficulties such as discrimination or/and integration problems. These adversities may put Syrian ... Read more >>

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Pathways towards scaling up Problem Management Plus in Turkey: A Theory of Change Workshop

Daniela Fuhr, Ceren Acarturk, Ersin Uygun, Michael McGrath, Zeynep Ilkkursun, Sadaf Kaykha, Egbert Sondorp, Marit Sijbrandij, Peter Ventevogel, Pim Cuijpers, Bayard Roberts,

<h4>Background: </h4> A considerable evidence base has been produced in recent years highlighting the effectiveness of brief scalable psychological interventions for people living in communities exposed to adversity. However, practical guidance on how to scale up these interventions to wider populations does not exist. In this paper we report on ... Read more >>

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Considering culture, context and community in mhGAP implementation and training: challenges and recommendations from the field.

Neda Faregh, Raphael Lencucha, Peter Ventevogel, Benyam Worku Dubale, Laurence J Kirmayer,

<h4>Background</h4>Major efforts are underway to improve access to mental health care in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) including systematic training of non-specialized health professionals and other care providers to identify and help individuals with mental disorders. In many LMIC, this effort is guided by the mental health Gap Action Programme ... Read more >>

Int J Ment Health Syst (International journal of mental health systems)
[2019, 13:58]

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Protecting and assisting refugee children: how child neurologists can help.

Peter Ventevogel, Amanda Melville,

Dev Med Child Neurol (Developmental medicine and child neurology)
[2019, 61(11):1247-1248]

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Developing an integrated intervention to address intimate partner violence and psychological distress in Congolese refugee women in Tanzania.

M Claire Greene, Susan Rees, Samuel Likindikoki, Ann G Bonz, Amy Joscelyne, Debra Kaysen, Reginald D V Nixon, Tasiana Njau, Marian T A Tankink, Agnes Tiwari, Peter Ventevogel, Jessie K K Mbwambo, Wietse A Tol,

<h4>Background</h4>Multi-sectoral, integrated interventions have long been recommended for addressing mental health and its social determinants (e.g., gender-based violence) in settings of ongoing adversity. We developed an integrated health and protection intervention to reduce psychological distress and intimate partner violence (IPV), and tested its delivery by lay facilitators in a low-resource ... Read more >>

Confl Health (Conflict and health)
[2019, 13:38]

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Substance use services for refugees.

M Claire Greene, Peter Ventevogel, Jeremy C Kane,

Bull World Health Organ (Bulletin of the World Health Organization)
[2019, 97(4):246-246A]

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Evidence for suicide prevention strategies with populations in displacement: a systematic review.

Emily E Haroz, Ellie Decker, Catherine Lee, Paul Bolton, Paul Spiegel, Peter Ventevogel,

Little is known about effective strategies to reduce rates of suicide among refugees and other displaced populations. This review aims to synthesise and assess the evidence base for suicide prevention and response programmes in refugee settings. We conducted a systematic review from peer-reviewed literature databases (five databases) and grey literature ... Read more >>

Intervention (Amstelveen) (Intervention (Amstelveen, Netherlands))
[2020, 18(1):37-44]

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Challenges and opportunities for implementation of substance misuse interventions in conflict-affected populations.

M Claire Greene, Jeremy C Kane, Kaveh Khoshnood, Peter Ventevogel, Wietse A Tol,

Alcohol and other drug misuse are significant but neglected public health issues in conflict-affected populations. In this article, we review the literature on the challenges and strategies for implementing substance misuse treatment and prevention services in conflict and post-conflict settings in low- and middle-income countries. We identified nine studies describing ... Read more >>

Harm Reduct J (Harm reduction journal)
[2018, 15(1):58]

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Feasibility of a guided self-help intervention to reduce psychological distress in South Sudanese refugee women in Uganda.

Wietse A Tol, Jura Augustinavicius, Kenneth Carswell, Marx R Leku, Alex Adaku, Felicity L Brown, Claudia GarcĂ­a-Moreno, Peter Ventevogel, Ross G White, Cary S Kogan, Richard Bryant, Mark van Ommeren,

World Psychiatry (World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA))
[2018, 17(2):234-235]

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Mapping the evidence on pharmacological interventions for non-affective psychosis in humanitarian non-specialised settings: a UNHCR clinical guidance.

Giovanni Ostuzzi, Corrado Barbui, Charlotte Hanlon, Sudipto Chatterjee, Julian Eaton, Lynne Jones, Derrick Silove, Peter Ventevogel,

Populations exposed to humanitarian emergencies are particularly vulnerable to mental health problems, including new onset, relapse and deterioration of psychotic disorders. Inadequate care for this group may lead to human rights abuses and even premature death. The WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme Intervention Guide (mhGAP-IG), and its adaptation for ... Read more >>

BMC Med (BMC medicine)
[2017, 15(1):197]

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The mental health of refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island.

Suresh Sundram, Peter Ventevogel,

Lancet (Lancet (London, England))
[2017, 390(10112):2534-2536]

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Strengthening mental health care systems for Syrian refugees in Europe and the Middle East: integrating scalable psychological interventions in eight countries.

Marit Sijbrandij, Ceren Acarturk, Martha Bird, Richard A Bryant, Sebastian Burchert, Kenneth Carswell, Joop de Jong, Cecilie Dinesen, Katie S Dawson, Rabih El Chammay, Linde van Ittersum, Mark Jordans, Christine Knaevelsrud, David McDaid, Kenneth Miller, Naser Morina, A-La Park, Bayard Roberts, Yvette van Son, Egbert Sondorp, Monique C Pfaltz, Leontien Ruttenberg, Matthis Schick, Ulrich Schnyder, Mark van Ommeren, Peter Ventevogel, Inka Weissbecker, Erica Weitz, Nana Wiedemann, Claire Whitney, Pim Cuijpers,

The crisis in Syria has resulted in vast numbers of refugees seeking asylum in Syria's neighbouring countries as well as in Europe. Refugees are at considerable risk of developing common mental disorders, including depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Most refugees do not have access to mental health services ... Read more >>

Eur J Psychotraumatol (European journal of psychotraumatology)
[2017, 8(sup2):1388102]

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Addressing culture and context in humanitarian response: preparing desk reviews to inform mental health and psychosocial support.

M Claire Greene, Mark J D Jordans, Brandon A Kohrt, Peter Ventevogel, Laurence J Kirmayer, Ghayda Hassan, Anna Chiumento, Mark van Ommeren, Wietse A Tol,

Delivery of effective mental health and psychosocial support programs requires knowledge of existing health systems and socio-cultural context. To respond rapidly to humanitarian emergencies, international organizations often seek to design programs according to international guidelines and mobilize external human resources to manage and deliver programs. Familiarizing international humanitarian practitioners with ... Read more >>

Confl Health (Conflict and health)
[2017, 11:21]

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Daily stressors, trauma exposure, and mental health among stateless Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

Andrew Riley, Andrea Varner, Peter Ventevogel, M M Taimur Hasan, Courtney Welton-Mitchell,

The Rohingya of Myanmar are a severely persecuted minority who form one of the largest groups of stateless people; thousands of them reside in refugee camps in southeastern Bangladesh. There has been little research into the mental health consequences of persecution, war, and other historical trauma endured by the Rohingya; ... Read more >>

Transcult Psychiatry (Transcultural psychiatry)
[2017, 54(3):304-331]

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The contemporary refugee crisis: an overview of mental health challenges.

Derrick Silove, Peter Ventevogel, Susan Rees,

There has been an unprecedented upsurge in the number of refugees worldwide, the majority being located in low-income countries with limited resources in mental health care. This paper considers contemporary issues in the refugee mental health field, including developments in research, conceptual models, social and psychological interventions, and policy. Prevalence ... Read more >>

World Psychiatry (World psychiatry : official journal of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA))
[2017, 16(2):130-139]

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