Post-traumatic stress disorder among newly arrived children from Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria

This factsheet presents the results of a survey among newly arrived children born in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria. The results show that approximately four out of ten of the study participants had symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The proportion with symptoms of PTSD was highest among those who were born in Afghanistan and arrived as unaccompanied minors in Sweden.

The fact sheet is primarily aimed at decision-makers at national, regional and local level, school staff, researchers and other professional groups who in various ways work with or are responsible for promoting children’s and young people’s health and living conditions. Occupational groups that in their work meet newly arrived children and young people may also be interested in the content. The results can form the basis for planning and design of targeted initiatives in the area.

Original title: Posttraumatisk stress bland nyanlända barn från Afghanistan, Irak och Syrien

Find the factsheet here. 

A scientific article about the study is available here.

Governmental / Institutional / Public Health Statutory Body Document, Research
Groups that experience vulnerability: women, ethnic minorities, LGBTI+, migrants, disability, Maternal health, pre- peri-natal, childhood conditions, adolescent health, education, Mental health, addiction
Local, National, Regional

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