Frequency of Development of Depressive Condition Among Yugoslav Economic Migrants in the Netherlands — The Causes and the Consequences

  • A. Došen


As a psychiatrist of Yugoslav origin in the Netherlands, I often encounter patients who are Yugoslav workers. They come to me after a lengthy period of suffering from some unclear bodily or mental difficulties, which is the reason that they are often on sick-leave. The majority of these patients are sent to me for evaluation of their working ability.


Somatic Complaint Depressive Condition Poll Investigation Economic Migrant Paranoid Symptom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Došen
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  1. 1.Observation Centre for Children with Developmental Disorders, “de Hondsberg”OisrerwijkHolland

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