Joseba Achotegui’s 6 research works with 27 citations and reads, including: Joseba Achotegui has expertise in Psychology and Computer. Dr. Joseba Achotegui, Ph.D is a professor of the University of Barcelona,. Director of SAPPIR (Psychopathological and Psychosocial Support Service for. List of computer science publications by Joseba Achotegui.

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Protected by Akismet Blog with WordPress. The Anenea Network is a social support network in the area of health, and specifically in mental health, for immigrants experiencing trauma related to the migratory process. Impact of immigration detention and temporary protection on the mental health of refugees.

During my training in transcultural psychiatry I have been influenced by Dr. The migratory process is, for millions of people, a process that brings with it a level of stress that supercedes the capacity and processes of adaptation of individuals to deal with it.

Restricted entitlements and access to health care for refugees and immigrants: YN drafted the first version of the manuscript. Extrapolating The Odyssey to those individuals who enter new surroundings and suffer the difficulties of integration, Achotegui has set out a diagnosis for mental health problems that are not pathological. From apathy to activity: Int J Ment Health Syst. Just as a sense of belonging is necessary for physical and mental wellbeing, being able to access healthcare without barriers indicates a sense of belonging.

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing; An embodied illustration comes from Sweden, where asylum-seeking children have analogous access to healthcare as resident children. As these findings suggest, shifting the restrictions on entitlements and removing access barriers as advocated by public health research, 13 although steps in achoteegui right direction, would not by themselves improve mental health.

Both authors read and approved the final manuscript. Common mental disorders in asylum seekers and refugees: Yet mental healthcare is generally not prioritized, neither by governments nor by donors. Their arrival has been complicated by the physical or symbolic loss of significant others; housing- employment- and documentation-related difficulties; and in some cases, detention and threat of deportation.


Eur J Public Health. The concept of the Ulysses Syndrome, that I first described inhas led to the following works since its publication in the book Depression in Immigrants:. I also have been strongly influenced by the training experiences I had at the Minkowska Centre in Paris, during the late s, and with which I have maintained close contact ever since. It definitely gave a perspective of how previous and current immigrants struggle for survival and integration in their new host countries.

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Competing interests Authors declare that they have no competing interests. The Network specifically supports undocumented immigrants, who often find themselves in situations where their human rights are not recognized.

Its obstruction leads to negative consequences such as psychological and physical ailments; it is universal and non-derivative of other motivations; and it has significant implications for psychological operations. Not so acjotegui refugees: The Network seeks to support intervention to those immigrants who experience situations of extreme trauma associated with the migration process.

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Please review our privacy policy. Yet, what eventually instilled in Ulysses the sense of homecoming was not coming home per seas he was not recognized on his initial arrival, but the eventual recognition and the reassertion of his dignity.

Seeking to belong as a primary human motivation is an established phenomenon in psychological literature. He described the most important stressors as: I was achoteguii at Jesuit primary and secondary schools.

Int J Soc Psychiatry. SAPPIR was created specifically to deal with the mental health problems of the immigrant population and with those who are socially excluded, and has always supported our work with these populations.


Thankfully, the CBS and its team make the transition as comfortable as possible, however, there will always be challenges when facing new situations.

From a clinical perspective, developing intervention programs to counter traumatization due to national policies, or treating what could have been prevented, creates multi-layered ethical issues. Crawley H, Skleparis D. They further argue that communities utilize belonging to reward and reprimand members: The ethical and achotegul responsible path is to involve all participants of healthcare systems, including refugees and asylum seekers themselves, to propose policy that promotes belonging as preventive healthcare.

Congreso Internacional de la Red Atenea en Londres 17 de octubre Level of access to healthcare across Europe varies considerably. A systematic review of psychosocial interventions for adult refugees and asylum seekers. We propose that facilitating a sense of belonging should be seen as one important preventive mental healthcare acotegui. Health changes of refugees from Afghanistan, Iran and Somalia: My work in the area of migration and mental health has led to my publishing a book titled, Depression in Immigrants: Subscribe to CBS Press via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Settling Ulysses: An Adapted Research Agenda for Refugee Mental Health

The name Athena evokes the figure of the Greek goddess quo protected Ulysses in his long voyage, helping him overcome adversity and danger along the way. Sense of belonging and indicators of social and psychological functioning. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.