n South African Journal of Psychiatry - Migration and exile - some implications for mental health in post-apartheid South Africa
|Article Title||Migration and exile - some implications for mental health in post-apartheid South Africa|
|Journal||South African Journal of Psychiatry|
|Author||M.C. Marchetti-Mercer and J.L. Roos|
|Publication Date||Sep 2006|
|Pages||52 - 64|
|Keyword(s)||Citizenship and nationality, Exile, Family factors, Historical context, Implications, Individual factors, Mental health, Migration, Multicultural context, Post-apartheid South Africa and Theories of immigration|
ISI Social Science
The age of globalisation and the socio-political changes that have taken place in South Africa in the past decade have created powerful contexts within which the issues of belonging and finding a 'home' have become very relevant to all South Africans. <BR>This article explores the phenomena of migration and exile, which are strongly characterised by an attempt to find a place one can call 'home' and where one can belong, and then shows how these experiences can provide a useful framework for understanding a multicultural context such as the one in South Africa. <BR>Some of the implications of these phenomena for mental health, specifically the link between schizophrenia and migration, will also be discussed.
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