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Pregnant migrant and refugee women's perceptions of mental illness on the Thai-Myanmar border: a qualitative study

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Background: Mental illness is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease, with prevalence highest in low- and middle-income countries. Rates are high in women of childbearing age, especially during pregnancy and the first year post-partum. Migrant and refugee populations are at risk of developing mental illness due to the multiple stressors associated with migration. The Thai-Myanmar border area is home to large populations of migrants and refugees as a result of long-standing ...

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10.1186/s12884-015-0517-0

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Oxford, MSD, Nuffield Department of Population Health
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BMC Pregnancy And Childbirth Journal website
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15
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1
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Article: 93
Publication date:
2015-04-15
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1471-2393
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pubs:532208
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uri:be075583-a8f9-458a-9209-fa0f12735ea4
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be075583-a8f9-458a-9209-fa0f12735ea4
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