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The Istanbul Protocol: contains a useful discussion about the psychological consequences of torture

Those who have been tortured may also have encountered traumatic situations, which could have led to post-traumatic stress disorder, major depression, and other mental health problems.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 12:59]

The Traumatic Stress Clinic (London)

This is a national referral centre for adults, children & families within the NHS. The clinic provides help for adults, children and families who are experiencing stress reactions because of either being involved in, or being witness to a major traumatic event. They offer a full multi-professional service including clinical psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and family therapists. Specialist services are provided for refugees/asylum seekers who have been tortured. Each year, approximately 300 new patients benefit from psychiatric and psychological treatment programmes (mainly with a cognitive behavioural approach).

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 13:00]

The Aberdeen Traumatic Stress Clinic and Centre for Trauma Research

Information about the Traumatic Stress Clinic established at the Royal Cornhill Hospital to provide specialist assessment and treatment for PTSD. Link below.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 13:00]

The Centre for Traumatic Stress Research and Practice (Nottingham)

This centre provides specialist psychological assessment and treatment for selected individuals following exposure to traumatic events or suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It also offers a focus for academic and clinical research in a variety of areas within the field of traumatic stress and traumatology.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 13:01]

The European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Established in 1993, it is the European network for professionals in the field of psychotraumatology, it promotes networking between individuals and organizations within this field.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 13:01]

Examining Asylum Seekers: a Physician's Guide to Medical and Psychological Evaluations of Torture (US)

This manual includes an overview of political asylum law and procedure in the United States, explains the physician's role in verifying signs and symptoms consistent with torture, and reviews components of appropriate written and oral medical testimony. It also includes a number of sample medical and psychological affidavits from real asylum cases. The manual is designed to be a resource for newcomers to asylum evaluations as well as experienced evaluators with questions on specific issues.

Link [Last update: 2006-01-13; 13:08]

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