1 Psykiatrisk Center Ballerup, Mental Health Services, The Capital Region of Denmark2 Neurologisk Klinik, Neurocentret, Rigshospitalet, The Capital Region of Denmark3 King's College4 Psychiatric University Clinic of Charité at St. Hedwig Hospital, Berlin, Germany.5 Center for Transcultural Psychiatry & Psychotherapy, Wahrendorff Clinic, Sehnde/Hannover, Germany.6 St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, UK.7 Department of Physics8 University Hospitals, Leicester, UK.9 Department of Psychiatry of Casablanca, Casablanca, Morocco.10 Psykiatrisk Center Ballerup afd Gentofte, Psykiatrisk Center Ballerup, Mental Health Services, The Capital Region of Denmark11 Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, Section of Psychiatry, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy.12 University Hospitals, Leicester, UK.13 Dipartimento Salute Mentale, Azienda USL, Bologna, Italy.14 University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.
Migration is an increasingly commonplace phenomenon for a number of reasons. People migrate from rural to urban areas or across borders for reasons including economic, educational or political. There is increasing recent research evidence from many countries in Europe that indicates that migrants are more prone to certain psychiatric disorders. Because of their experiences of migration and settling down in the new countries, they may also have special needs such as lack of linguistic abilities which must be taken into account using a number of strategies at individual, local and national policy levels. In this guidance document, we briefly present the evidence and propose that specific measures must be taken to improve and manage psychiatric disorders experienced by migrants and their descendants. This improvement requires involvement at the highest level in governments. This is a guidance document and not a systematic review.
European Psychiatry : the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists, 2014, Vol 29, Issue 2, p. 107-15
Humans; Mental Disorders; Mental Health; Mental Health Services; Transients and Migrants