Skip to main content
×
×
Home

The mental state of detained asylum seekers

  • Patrick Bracken (a1) and Caroline Gorst-Unsworth (a1)
Extract

The persecution of civilians by the Iraqi forces in Kuwait and subsequent acts of revenge on the Palestinian population have caused widespread revulsion throughout the world. Stories of torture and rape have been described in the Western media and issues of human rights have gained considerable prominence of late. Perhaps now is a good time to examine how Britain responds to the needs of survivors of torture who seek asylum here.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      The mental state of detained asylum seekers
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      The mental state of detained asylum seekers
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      The mental state of detained asylum seekers
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
References
Hide All
American Psychiatric Association (1987) Diagnostic Statistical Manual III-R. Washington: APA.
British Refugee Council (1990) Asylum Seekers in the United Kingdom: Essential Statistics.
Giller, J., Bracken, P. & Kavaganda, S. (1991) Uganda: war, women and rape. Lancet, 337, 604.
Pirouet, L. (1991) Suicide and Attempted Suicide among Asylum Seekers Detained in the UK by the Immigration Authorities. Paper presented to the Institute for the Study and Treatment of Delinquency, Canterbury.
Turner, S. & Gorst-Unsworth, C. (1990) The psychological sequelae of torture: a descriptive model. British Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 475480.
Vinar, M. (1989) Pedro or the demolition: a psychoanalytic look at torture. British Journal of Psychotherapy, 5, 353363.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 32 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 72 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 16th July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

The mental state of detained asylum seekers

  • Patrick Bracken (a1) and Caroline Gorst-Unsworth (a1)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *