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Examining Asylum Seekers: A Health Professional's Guide to Medical and Psychological Evaluations of Torture

Examining Asylum Seekers: A Health Professional's Guide to Medical and Psychological Evaluations of Torture is published by the organization, Physicians for Human Rights. Copies of the manual can be ordered from their website.

When writing affidavits, see especially section VII. Written Reports and Oral Testimony, p. 95-151.

Mental Health Resources

Select mental health content has been gathered here. Further resources for practitioners in the mental health field who are serving torture survivors are divided as follows:

"Torture survivors engage in psychological services to pursue a wide range of goals, from single symptom reduction to addressing the complex effects of torture on their families and communities. Psychological effects of torture vary considerably.

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