Therapeutic approaches to traumatized Cambodian refugees

J. David Kinzie

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The treatment of severely traumatized Cambodian refugees is a difficult task. Through an understanding of the patient's culture and the posttraumatic stress disorder, the author recommends several treatment approaches. These include: supportive long‐term therapy, case management, reinforcing traditional values, socialization group therapy, and specific medication. Through a sensitive, flexible approach, the Western practitioner can greatly reduce the suffering of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)75-91
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1989
Externally publishedYes


  • PTSD
  • cambodian
  • treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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