Therapeutic approaches to traumatized Cambodian refugees

J. David Kinzie

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    The treatment of severely traumatized Cambodian refugees is a difficult task. Through an understanding of the patient's culture and the posttraumatic stress disorder, the author recommends several treatment approaches. These include: supportive long‐term therapy, case management, reinforcing traditional values, socialization group therapy, and specific medication. Through a sensitive, flexible approach, the Western practitioner can greatly reduce the suffering of these patients.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)75-91
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 1989


    • PTSD
    • cambodian
    • treatment

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Clinical Psychology
    • Psychiatry and Mental health


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