This is what the refugee crisis in Poland looks like from Yle

March 28, 2022

Translated from Finnish

By Satu Helin

A third of refugees in Ukraine could suffer severe trauma

Arash Javanbakht, assistant professor of psychiatry, who has studied the traumas of refugees, considers the reactions described by Dominik to be quite typical: fear and anxiety do not stop when they reach safety.

“Refugees may experience the explosions again and again as flashbacks, have nightmares, have panic attacks or develop depression,” Javanbakht, who teaches at Wayne State University in the UNITED States, says in a video interview with Yle.

He estimates that one third or more of the refugees in Ukraine could be severely traumatised.

They can cause non-speaking or regression. A seven-year-old can return to the level of diaper age. It may also be impossible for a child to be separated from their parent at all.

“There are children in Kiev who refuse to leave the metro tunnel. It’s the only place they think is safe, Javanbakht says.

The situation of the refugees is weakened by the fact that the escape is now more chaotic than in the first days of the war. Families are separated from each other, and the child may even be left alone(you are switching to another service). …

Read the full story, “A woman put the baby to sleep in a suitcase, a 13-year-old boy doesn’t talk – this is what the refugee crisis of the century looks like from Opel in Polish Dominik” from Yle

This is what the refugee crisis in Poland looks like from Yle
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