Oxford Textbook of Migrant Psychiatry

ISBN : 9780198833741

Dinesh Bhugra
688 Pages
219 x 276 mm
Pub date
Dec 2020
Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry
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Migrant psychiatry is an evolving subdiscipline within cultural psychiatry that deals with the impact of migration on the mental health of those who have migrated and those who work with these groups and provide services to them. Stress related to migration affects migrants and their extended families either directly or indirectly. The process of migration is not just a phase, but leads on to a series of adjustments, including acculturation, which may occur across generations. Factors such as changes in diet, attitudes and beliefs, and overall adjustment are important in settling down and making the individuals feel secure. This period of adjustment will depend upon the individual migrant's pre-migration experiences, migration process and post-migration experiences, but also upon an individual's personality, social support and emotional response to migration. Socio-demographic factors, such as age, gender, educational, and economic status will all play a role in post-migration adjustment. In order to understand the impact on individuals, not only the type of migration and different stressors, but also the types of psychological mechanisms at a personal level and the resources and processes at a societal level need to be explored. Despite the number of refugees and asylum seekers around the world increasing at an astonishing rate, the mental health needs of migrants are often ignored by policy makers and clinicians. The Oxford Textbook of Migrant Psychiatry is designed to serve as the comprehensive reference resource on the mental health of migrants, bringing together both theoretical and practical aspects of the mental health needs of refugees and asylum seekers for researchers and professionals. Individual chapters summarise theoretical constructs related to theories of migration, the impact of migration on mental health and adjustment, collective trauma, individual identity and diagnostic fallacies. The book also covers the practical aspects of patient management including cultural factors, ethnopsychopharmacology, therapeutic interaction and therapeutic expectation, and psychotherapy. Finally, the book will examine special clinical problems and special patient groups. Part of the authoritative Oxford Textbooks in Psychiatry series, this resource will serve as an essential reference for psychiatrists, mental health professionals, general practitioners/primary care physicians, social workers, policy makers and voluntary agencies dealing with refugees and asylum seekers.


1 Dinesh Bhugra: Introduction
Section 1. Background
2 Albert Persaud, Antonio Ventriglio, Koravangattu Valsraj, and Dinesh Bhugra: Geo-Politics of migration and refugees
3 Sandro Cattacin and Toni Ricciardi: Political and institutional determinants of immigration policies
4 Cameron Watson, Edgardo Juan Tolentino Jr,, and Dinesh Bhugra: Prejudice, ethnic discrimination and double jeopardy in migrants
5 Driss Moussaoui, Vishal Bhavsar, and Dinesh Bhugra: Global cultures as a consequence of globalization of mental health
6 Rangaswamy Thara and Aarthi Raman: Gender perspectives in migration
7 Catarina Alves and Nadia Morales Gordillo: ychosocial approach to working with victims of trafficking with means of sexual exploitation
8 Olivier Peyroux: The new face of exploited children in Europe
9 Rebecca Hopkinson, Eva S. Keatley, and Joanne Ahola: Mental health needs of LGBT migrants
10 Layla McCay and Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan: Urbanisation and its impact on migrant mental health
11 Joanne Stubley: Trauma and migration
12 Umaharan Thamotharampillai and Daya Somasundaram: Collective trauma
Section 2. Pre-migration
13 Jaswant Guzder: Mental health issues of child refugees and migrants
14 Marie-Rose Moro, Laelia Benoit, Manon Lebozec, Sevan Minassian, Alice Rizzi, Rahmeth Radjack: Vulnerability, psychopathology, and creativity of the children and adolescents of migrants
15 Mauro Giovanni Carta, Giulia Cossu, and Caterina La Cascia: Effects of migration on women's psychosocial health: focus on the Mediterranean region
16 Fungai Mhlanga and Rosemary Mhlanga: Experiences of elderly migrants in a new country
17 Renos K. Papadopoulos: Families migrating together
18 Michaella Vanore, Kolitha Prabhash Wickramage, Delanjathan Devakumar, and Lucy Jordan: Psychosocial and mental health impacts of migration for 'left-behind' children of international migrant workers
19 Patricia Foxen: Forced migration
20 Nicholas Spina: Out-migration and social capital
21 Uriel Halbreich: Micro-migration
22 Rebecca Yeo: Disability and forced migration
Section 3. Migration
23 Bharathram Sathur Raghuraman and Santosh K. Chaturvedi: Internal migration
24 Androula Pavli and Sotirios Tsiodras: General health needs of migrants and refugees
25 Oyedeji Ayonrinde and Nicolette Busuttil: Physical migration
26 Bex Willans and Sarah Stewart-Brown: Physical and psychological resilience and migration
27 Guglielmo Schinina: Migration governance and mental health
28 Tom K. J. Craig: Refugee and asylum seekers
29 Antonio Ventriglio, Susham Gupta, Cameron Watson: High skilled migration and mental health: challenges and solutions
Section 4. Post-migration
30 Renato D. Alarcon: Socio-cultural phenomenology of world migrations
31 Neil Aggarwal: The cross-cultural assessment of migrants
32 Rachel Tribe and Angelina Jalonen: Refugee and asylum seekers experience
33 Vishal Bhavsar: Principles for the management of physical and mental health care in migrants
34 Kenneth Po-Lun Fung: Managing relationships and psychotherapy
35 Kevin Pottie, Doug Gruner, and Azaad Kassam: Community-based mental health care and Narrative Exposure Therapy
36 John Berry: Migrant acculturation and adaptation
37 Cameron Watson, Antonio Ventriglio, Dinesh Bhugra: Cultural bereavement, cultural congruity and identities
38 Adil Qureshi, Olga Ananyeva, and Francisco Collazos: Intercultural mediation in mental health care
39 Rachel Tribe: Working with interpreters
40 Guglielmo Schinina and Geertrui Lanneau: Migration and mental health care in the European Union
41 Vladimir Jovic: Refugees, torture and dehumanization
42 Dusica Lecic-Tosevski and Bojana Pejuskovic: Refugee, migrant and asylum seeker experiences - the Balkan perspective
43 Dimitris C. Anagnostopoulos, Kalliopi Triantafyllou, and Nikos G. Christodoulou: Needs of child refugees and economic factors
44 Elisabeth Eide: Media setting the agenda: the various shapes of media othering
45 Shahram Shaygani: Immigration, migrant perspective
46 Nora Sveaass and Birgit Nanki Johanne Lie: Early assessment of mental health and options for documentation of torture in newly arrived asylum seekers
47 Ragnhild Dybdahl and Helen Johnsen Christie: Safety for children: how can we support parents and caregivers in reception centres and early phases of resettlement?
48 Vandita Shanbhag, Madhura Bojappa, and Prabha Chandra: Women and migration: psychopathology
49 Diana Miconi and Cecile Rousseau: Children and vulnerable groups services
50 Nicholas A. Deakin, Antonio Ventriglio, and Dinesh Bhugra: Ethics and migrant psychiatry: principles, challenges and solutions
51 Edvard Hauff and Reidun Brunvatne: Mental health of refugees in primary care
52 Sofie Baarnhielm, Aina Baslier Vaage, and Mike Mosko: Separate or integrated services?
53 Sverre Varvin: Specialist services: practice
Section 5. Psychotherapeutic Techniques
54 Joseph Westermeyer and Jerome Kroll: Handling cultural differences between patient and clinician
55 Samuel O. Okpaku: Therapeutic skills and therapeutic expectations in the treatment of migrant individuals and their families
56 J. David Kinzie: Psychiatric disorders in refugees and immigrants: treatment goals and planning
57 David C. Henderson: Psychopharmacology and refugees, asylum seekers and migrants
58 Francesca Brady, Cornelius Katona, Eileen Walsh, and Katy Robjant: Psychotherapy and refugees
Section 6. Special Issues
59 Rachel Tribe: Intercultural counselling and psychotherapy with new immigrants and refugees
60 Lisa Andermann, Pushpa Kanagaratnam, Dawit Wondemagegn, Clare Pain: PTSD in refugee and migrant mental health
61 Oyedeji Ayonrinde and Shade Miller: Race and racism's impact on mental wellness
62 Georgios Schoretsanitis, Dinesh Bhugra, and Aristomenis Exadaktylos: Psychiatric emergencies in asylum seekers
63 Lakshmi Vijayakumar, Sujit John, A.T. Jotheeswaran: Suicide among refugees: the silent story
64 Lillian Polanco-Roman, Cristiane Duarte, and Roberto Lewis-Fernandez: Acculturation and suicide-related risk among Latin American migrants
65 Matthew Hodes, Roman A. Koposov, and Norbert Skokauskas: Resettlement stressors and family factors in refugee child and adolescent psychopathology
66 Meryam Schouler-Ocak: Identifying service needs
67 Jessica Carlsson and Marianne Kastrup: Separate services or integrated services
68 Ana Draper and Elisa Marcellino: An early intervention framework for the emotional health and wellbeing of unaccompanied minors
69 David Amias, Karen Partridge, Sherry Rehim, and Nsimire Aimee Bisimwa: Transforming identities: meeting the needs of refugee and asylum-seeking children in a child and adolescent mental health service in the NHS
70 Nyapati Rao, Saeed Ahmed, and Dinesh Bhugra: International medical graduates' contributions to psychiatry
71 Nyapati Rao, Saeed Ahmed, and Dinesh Bhugra: Dynamics of International Medical Graduates (IMGs) migration: challenges and opportunities
72 Stanley Yip, Kenneth Javate, and Dinesh Bhugra: Developing psychiatric services for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers
73 Keith Hariman, Antonio Ventriglio, and Dinesh Bhugra: Use of telepsychiatry for the management of mental health problems in migrants
74 Antonio Ventriglio, Matthew Kelly, and Dinesh Bhugra: Returning Migrants: Mental and Physical Health Needs
75 Dinesh Bhugra: What Next?

About the author: 

Professor Dinesh Bhugra is Emeritus Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at King's College, London. He was Dean (Lead Educational Officer) of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (2003-2008) and then President of the Royal College (2008-2011). He was Vice-Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges with remit for education for doctors of all grades and specialities. During this period he led on College's campaign for Fair Deal for people with mental illness. He established strategy for public mental health. As President of the BMA (2018-2019) he led on a large survey of mental health and well-being of medical students globally, a campaign for equity between physical and mental health and Medicine's social contract.

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