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Children made 'sick with fear' in UK immigration detention centres

The Guardian, 13 October 2009
Publié le : 13 octobre 2009
 Karen McVeigh 
"Medical experts have found clear evidence that children held in UK immigration centres develop mental and physical health difficulties, according to a report published today.

"In the first study of its kind, a team of paediatricians and psychologists found 73% of children they examined had developed clinically significant emotional and behavioural problems since being detained. None had previously reported such problems.

"All those seen by a psychologist displayed symptoms of depression and anxiety and of being disoriented, confused and frightened by the experience. One child suffered the re-emergence of post-traumatic stress disorder, related to a previous war experience."

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mise à jour le 13 octobre 2009
Créé le 13 octobre 2009
ISSN 2107-7029
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