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Understanding and treating mental ill-health in asylum seekers

Debbie Hocking , A/Professor Suresh Sundram

Demoralisation is variously conceptualized as a harbinger of Major Depressive Disorder (MDE) (Rickelman, 2002) and as distinct from MDE (Gutkovich, 1999). However, it has long been considered 'emotional and somatic distress', rather than a clinical disorder (Frank, 1973). Demoralisation has been discussed as a consequence of unremitting, unavoidable stress in a range of adverse situations (Gutkovich, 1999) and is thought to result from an imbalance between personal coping capacity and environmental stress (Murphy, 1986). Frank (1974) believed that anxiety and depression symptoms were expressions of demoralisation and that accurate diagnosis was crucial to ascertain which symptoms were modifiable by psychotherapy, including the modifiability of environmental stressors contributing to demoralisation.

WORLD DREAMING: WORLD CONGRESS FOR PSYCHOTHERAPY
24-28 August 2011 Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Darling Harbour, Australia.
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Debbie Hocking

Debbie is a registered psychologist, trained chaplain and musician.  She has worked in a variety of settings including educational institutions as both tutor/lecturer and counsellor, community mental health, drug and alcohol, forensic field and corporate sectors. Debbie has a particular interest in trauma work, is CISM trained and is currently completing her doctorate in clinical psychology. Her doctoral research examined the mental health of community-based asylum seekers going through the refugee determination process.

A/Professor Suresh Sundram

Suresh Sundram continues his work as an external consultant to the Australian Human Rights Commission on mental health issues and is currently preparing a report for the Commission on the mental health problems within Immigration Detention Centres. Suresh Sundram was appointed to the Executive of the World Psychiatric Association Section on Developing Countries, and was appointed Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 3rd World Congress of Asian Psychiatry.

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