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Trauma, war and violence. Public mental health in socio-cultural context
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  1. Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
  1. LTC, MC, USA and Program Director, Mental Health Policy and Women’s Issues, OASD/HA

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    Edited by J de Jong. (Pp 454; price not stated). Kluver Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, 2002. ISBN 0-306-46709-7.

    This is a valuable contribution to the scant literature on organising effective public mental health programmes for traumatised refugee or war-torn populations. The book focuses specifically on the public health aspects of complex humanitarian and political emergencies.

    The editor opens the book with a long chapter on public mental health, emphasising culturally appropriate models. Especially valuable is the …

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