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Migration Process and Its Effects on Mental Health

  • Faruk Bozdağ
  • Filiz Bilge
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)

Abstract

Migration, especially for immigrants, causes significant changes in the lives of individuals. Although immigrants may face several problems related to mental health, the disciplines that examine mental health, such as counseling, psychology, and psychiatry, have not been adequately interested in this issue. Identifying problems of immigrants will allow a host society to understand their problems better. In this study, problems of immigrants are discussed as three stages: pre-migration, migration, and post-migration. Immigrants are found extensively among targeted groups of counselors offering mental health services at many different institutions. For this reason, the results are evaluated for mental health professionals, especially counselors.

Keywords

Migration Immigrant Mental health Pre-migration stage Migration stage Post-migration stage Counselor 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Faruk Bozdağ
    • 1
  • Filiz Bilge
    • 2
  1. 1.İstanbul UniversityİstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Hacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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