Tag archive for mental health

Psychosocial adjustment and mental health in former child soldiers: systematic review of the literature and recommendations for future research

 
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Research on the social reintegration and psychosocial adjustment of former child soldiers is emerging and is beginning to document psychosocial adjustment, mental health, and social reintegration in former child soldiers across a range of settings and cultures.
This research demonstrates that …

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Evidence in the face of adversity: studying psychological interventions in humanitarian settings

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Photo: Copyright WHO – M. Kokic.
Authors: Melissa Harper Shehadeh and Mark van Ommeren
Communities affected by adversity, including those facing challenges caused by major humanitarian emergencies, need effective psychological interventions but there is a lack of practical and available tools to help large numbers of people. The World Health …

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Resilience and mental health in children and adolescents living in areas of armed conflict – a systematic review of findings in low-and middle-income countries

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Resilience-focused interventions need to be highly tailored to specific contexts, rather than the application of a universal model that may be expected to have similar effects on mental health across contexts.
Researchers focused on mental health of conflict-affected children are increasingly interested …

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Interventions for children affected by armed conflict: a systematic review of mental health and psychosocial support in low- and middle-income countries

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Interventions for children affected by armed conflict appeared to show promising results demonstrating mostly moderate effect sizes on mental health and psychosocial well-being.
Over one billion children under the age of 18 live in countries affected by armed conflict. This systematic review …

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A systematic review of the mental health impacts of sport and physical activity programmes for adolescents in post-conflict settings

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Despite the international furore surrounding the use of sport for assisting conflict-affected populations, there is not yet convincing evidence of its efficacy as a mental health intervention.
Children and adolescents exposed to violent conflict are at high risk of developing mental …

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Extreme weather events in developing countries and related injuries and mental health disorders – a systematic review

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There is an increased burden of psychological diseases and injury due to extreme weather events. This finding needs to be incorporated into activities of prevention, preparedness and general health care of those developing countries increasingly experiencing extreme weather events.
Due to …

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Apoyo psicosocial y de salud mental en situaciones de crisis humanitaria: vincular la práctica y la investigación

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Un meta-análisis mostró que las intervenciones psicoterapéuticas redujeron efectivamente el trastorno por estrés postraumático (TEPT) para adultos en situaciones de crisis humanitaria de países de bajos y medianos ingresos. Para los niños, un análisis de intervenciones basadas en la escuela y …

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Sexual and gender-based violence in areas of armed conflict: a systematic review of mental health and psychosocial support interventions

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This review tentatively suggests beneficial effects of mental health and psychosocial interventions for this population, and show feasibility of evaluation and implementation of such interventions in real-life settings through partnerships with humanitarian organizations.
Sexual and other forms of gender-based violence are common …

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A systematic review of the effectiveness of mental health promotion interventions for young people in low and middle income countries 

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Interventions promoting the mental health of young people can be implemented effectively in Low Middle Income Countries (LMIC) school and community settings with moderate to strong evidence of their impact on both positive and negative mental health outcomes. Findings from school-based …

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Posttraumatic growth amongst refugee populations

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Posttraumatic growth (PTG) can occur across diverse age groups subsequent to numerous traumatic events, and is often associated with positive outcomes. Results from the systematic review of randomised (1 RCT) and non-randomised studies (16 studies) produce a rich dataset on PTG; …

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