Somatic distress among Syrian refugees in Istanbul, Turkey: A cross-sectional study

M. McGrath, C. Acarturk, B. Roberts*, Z. Ilkkursun, E. Sondorp, M. Sijbrandij, P. Cuijpers, P. Ventevogel, M. McKee, D. C. Fuhr

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Abstract

•Over 40% of respondents experienced moderate to severe somatic symptom severity.

•Pain in arms, legs, joints, back, and headaches most frequently reported symptoms.

•Somatic distress associated with female gender and depression, anxiety and PTSD.

•Evidenced-based mental health interventions should be integrated into primary care.
Original languageEnglish
Article number109993
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Psychosomatic Research
Volume132
Early online date9 Mar 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2020

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