Table 2

Mental health in refugees in Germany in %

Mental disorder

Returnees (N = 47)

Stayers (N = 53)


At least one DSM-IV diagnosis

43.8

78.0

PTSD

31.0 (n = 42)

54.7

Depression

31.9

51.9

Manic Episode

-

1.9

Dysthymia

10.6

13.5

Suicidal Tendencies

27.7 (low)

43.2 (low to high)

Psychotic Disorder

8.5

(not explored)

Agoraphobia

8.5

9.6

Panic Disorder

6.4

9.6

Social Phobia

-

9.6

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

-

-

Eating Disorder

-

3.9

Substance abuse/dependence

2.1

1.9

General Anxiety Disorder

4.3

-


Undergoing psychological treatment

38.3

58.5


von Lersner et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2008 8:8   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-8-8

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