1. Assessing the Mental Health of Karen and Bhutanese Refugee Families in the Child Welfare System by Patricia Shannon, Ph.D. et al (In collaboration with the Minnesota Department of Health and The Center for Victims of Torture). Available at the Minnesota Center for Social Work Research's web site. Direct link to poster: http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ssw/research/posterpdfs/Shannon-Wieling-MH-Poster.pdf.
2. Psychiatric Disorder Among Tortured Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal by Mark Van Ommeren, PhD, et al. Available at the Archives of General Psychiatry web site. Direct link to article: http://archpsyc.ama-assn.org/cgi/reprint/58/5/475.pdf.
3. Refugees from Bhutan: History, Culture and Traditional Practices by the Minnesota Department of Public Health available at http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/refugee/vfbhutan.pdf.
4. Health of refugees from Bhutan, a fact sheet by the International Rescue Committee available at http://www.cal.org/co/email_discussion/Attachments/IRC-Bhutanese_Health_FactSheet.pdf.
5. Impact of Torture on Refugees Displaced Within the Developing World -Symptomatology Among Bhutanese Refugees in Nepal by Nirakar Man Shrestha et al. From The Journal of the American Medical Association, full article available at http://jama.ama-assn.org/content/280/5/443.full.pdf.
6. The relationship between somatic and PTSD symptoms among Bhutanese refugee torture survivors: Examination of comorbidity with anxiety and depression by Mark Van Ommeren et al. From the Journal of Traumatic Stress (Wiley). Abstract available at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1023/A:1020141510005/abstract.
7. Prevalence of mental disorders and torture among Bhutanese refugees in Nepal: a systemic review and its policy implications, by E. Mills, S. Singh, B. Roach, and S. Chong. From the Journal of Medicine, Conflict and Survival, through the PubMed website. Direct link to abstract: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18456987.
8. Vitamin B12 Deficiency in Resettled Bhutanese Refugees, by Walker et al, from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Vol. 60 / No. 11.
This article discusses the issue of B12 deficiency in Bhutanese refugees. B12 deficiency has many physical consequences, but it also impacts mental health (neuropsychiatric symptoms are often some of the first signs of B12 deficiency).
9. Bhutanese in the US – An Overview for Torture Treatment Programs. A webinar by CVT available here.
10. An Investigation into Suicides Among Bhutanese Refugees in the U.S., by Ao et al, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Refugee Health Technical Assistance Center. Available here.