Health status and medical illness

Refugees experience many diseases and chronic debilitating conditions, such as starvation and landmine injuries, that have both immediate and long-term effects on their physical health. In each and every refugee situation there exist many unique but common acts of violence leading to major medical sequelae. For example, sexual violence and rape, which were instruments of ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, resulted in pregnancy, medically complicated self-administered abortions, and sexually transmitted diseases.(l3) Extensive documentation of refugee survivors of torture describes the medical sequelae of torture and the causal link between refugee trauma and medical mortality and morbidity over time.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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