Torture and Mental Health

A Research Overview
  • Metin Basoglu
  • James M. Jaranson
  • Richard Mollica
  • Marianne Kastrup
Part of the The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


Over the last two decades, much work has been done on various forms of extreme trauma, particularly after the recognition in the early 1980s of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a diagnostic entity. Since then, significant progress has been made in the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of trauma survivors. Such progress, however, has not been paralleled by work specifically on the trauma of torture despite the widespread evidence of torture in the world and its mental health implications.


Posttraumatic Stress Ptsd Symptom Traumatic Stress Mental Health Effect Trauma Survivor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Metin Basoglu
    • 1
  • James M. Jaranson
    • 2
  • Richard Mollica
    • 3
  • Marianne Kastrup
    • 4
  1. 1.Section on Traumatic Studies, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s CollegeLondon UniversityLondonEngland
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA
  3. 3.Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma, Department of PsychiatryHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  4. 4.Rehabilitation and Research Center for Torture VictimsCopenhagenDenmark

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