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Mental health issues among migrant workers in Gulf Cooperation Council countries: Literature review and case illustrations.
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PMID:  25042963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
More than 15 million non-nationals are currently living and working in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states. The majority are blue-collar or domestic workers coming from the Indian Subcontinent or South East Asia. They often work under very harsh conditions. There are reports of a high rate of psychosis and suicide among these people but no reliable data are available. To address this issue we conducted a literature search both in English and in Arabic to review the available articles on the psychological well-being of this population. Very few articles were found. We hereby review the available literature and contribute by presenting several brief vignettes to illustrate the various clinical aspects of this at risk population. We also discuss possible reasons for underreporting and underscore the need for more research in this area.
Authors:
Ziad Kronfol; Marwa Saleh; Maha Al-Ghafry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-3-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian journal of psychiatry     Volume:  10C     ISSN:  1876-2026     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian J Psychiatr     Publication Date:  2014 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-7-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101517820     Medline TA:  Asian J Psychiatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  109-113     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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