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Neuropsychiatric disorders among Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Jordan: A retrospective cohort study 2012-2013

By Erica D. McKenzie, Paul Spiegel, Adam Khalifa and Farrah J Mateen


Background: The burden of neuropsychiatric disorders in refugees is likely high, but little has been reported on the neuropsychiatric disorders that affect Syrian and Iraqi refugees in a country of first asylum. This analysis aimed to study the cost and burden of neuropsychiatric disorders among refugees from Syria and Iraq requiring exceptional, United Nations-funded care in a country of first asylum. Methods: The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees works with multi-disciplinary, in-country exceptional care committees to review refugees’ applications for emergency or exceptional medical care. Neuropsychiatric diagnoses among refugee applicants were identified through a retrospective review of applications to the Jordanian Exceptional Care Committee (2012-2013). Diagnoses were made using International Classification of Disease-10th edition codes rendered by treating physicians.Other Research Uni

Topics: Refugees, health services, Syria, Iraq, humanitarian emergencies
Publisher: 'Springer Science and Business Media LLC'
Year: 2015
DOI identifier: 10.1186/s13031-015-0038-5
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