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The prevalence of mental illness in refugees and asylum seekers: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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Globally, the number of refugees and asylum seekers has reached record highs. Past research in refugee mental health has reported wide variation in mental illness prevalence data, partially attributable to methodological limitations. This systematic review aims to summarise the current body of evidence for the prevalence of mental illness in global refugee populations and overcome methodological limitations of individual studies.


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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1371/journal.pmed.1003337

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
Journal:
PLoS Medicine Journal website
Volume:
17
Issue:
9
Article number:
e1003337
Publication date:
2020-09-21
Acceptance date:
2020-08-14
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EISSN:
1549-1676
ISSN:
1549-1277
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1123694
Local pid:
pubs:1123694
Deposit date:
2020-08-06

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