A study launched by Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers six months ago to determine the mental health impact and biological correlation of civil war trauma on Syrian refugees now living in the United States shows that 30 percent of adult refugees experience post-traumatic stress disorder and 50 percent experience depression.
Decades of ongoing war and unrest in Iraq, and several years of war in Syria, have exposed millions of people in these 2 countries to chronic and cumulative stress and trauma.
Aljazeera English News Channel: Trauma in Syrian Refugees
Holiday Blues: The Big 550 KTRS in St. Louis, MO
Science of Fright: Calgary Radio interview; also Detroit WJR radio.
Opening Minds Ending Stigma: Campus Challenges, WXYZ Channel 7
Detroit PBS: Interview on project Study of Risk and Resilience in Syrian and Iraqi refugees
Talk about PTSD at the Zion Baptist Church of Detroit to spread awareness