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État des lieux : la santé mentale des migrants, recherche des clés pour une meilleure prise en charge en médecine générale

Abstract : This thesis, "Assessment: Migrants' mental health, research of the keys for a better care in general medicine" is a news topic due to the recent massive population displacements caused by the Syrian crisis. The complicated migratory journeys combined with the resistance met as they arrive in country cause in the Migrants intense psychological distress that can put some general practitioners in a difficult position. Thus, the goal of this thesis, on the basis of a litterary review, is to establish a picture of the knowledge on the Migrants' mental health so as to identify the needs in France and Lower Normandy as well as to investigate for tools and structures that could make easier the care for general practitioners. With this objective, a bibliographic research, mainly based on the databases Medline, LISSA and Santé Publique France has been realized and was analyzed the experience of a field psychiatrist through a semi-directed interview. This work highlights the reality of this mental distress with a prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder among the Refugees that can be 10 times higher than in the occidental populations. Taking into account the cultural context seems to be an important stake that implies the implementation of trainings to ethnopsychiatry in the practitioners' path as well as a better access to profesional interpreteting. A multimodal care combined with a social integration of the Migrants is to be favored. Frequent, addictions are interesting to study for a further reasearch.
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Pierre-Élie Pinault. État des lieux : la santé mentale des migrants, recherche des clés pour une meilleure prise en charge en médecine générale. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2020. ⟨dumas-03173180⟩



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