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Facing Violence - A Global Challenge

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Thomas Wenzel, Hanna Kienzler, Andreas Wollmann

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-542
Number of pages14
JournalThe Psychiatric clinics of North America
Issue number3
Published1 Sep 2015


  • Kienzler, Wenzel & Wollmann 2015

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Key Points:

Sequels to violence can, due to their high prevalence and potentially severe long-term impact, be seen globally as the potentially largest mental health challenge.

Displacement can add additional challenges for victims and health care systems.

An interdisciplinary approach integrating medical and psychological, but also legal and sociological, aspects is required to address understanding, treating, and preventing violence.

A stronger focus on subjective, culture based, and dimensional factors, as partly reflected in the new DSM-5 models, needs to be part of any intervention

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