Mina Fazel

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Mina Fazel is an Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Oxford University Department of Psychiatry and a consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry in the department of Children’s Psychological Medicine at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. She has been working for over a decade developing mental health services for refugee children and has an interest in schools and understanding how best mental health services can work within schools to reach and treat children who might not easily access services otherwise. She has helped train UK practitioners to deliver Narrative Exposure Therapy which is a psychological treatment now offered across trauma centres to treat PTSD.


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Treatments for traumatised refugees: more complex interventions needed


Mina Fazel considers the findings of a recent systematic review of psychosocial interventions for adult refugees and asylum seekers, which highlights the difficulty of generalising findings given the many different sources of heterogeneity of included studies.

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Increased vulnerability of migrants: non-affective psychosis in Sweden


Mina Fazel considers the findings of a new Swedish cohort study, which looks at the risk of schizophrenia and other non-affective psychoses in refugee migrants and non-refugee migrants from across three continents.

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The scars of modern slavery: trafficked people with severe mental illness


Yesterday was #AntiSlaveryDay, so today we are publishing a blog by Mina Fazel who considers the findings of an historical cohort study in the Lancet Psychiatry, which explores the characteristics of trafficked people with severe mental illness.

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