Conflict, trauma and mental health: how psychological services in Northern Ireland address the needs of victims and survivors: a series of systematic reviews (Report 2)

Michael Duffy*, Tracey McConnell, Carolyn Blair, Jennifer Hanratty, Donncha Hanna, Rachel McIlveen, Katie O'Donnell, John O'Hanlon, Gerry Leavey , Brian Fitzmaurice, Anne Campbell, Shauna McElroy, Paul Quinn

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Abstract

There are five literature reviews in this section

1. An overview of systematic reviews of psychological interventions for PTSD related to war, terrorism and civil conflict;
2. A systematic review of the association between war-related parental post-traumatic stress on family functioning;
3. A systematic review of psychological and pharmacological treatments for comorbid PTSD and substance use disorders related to war and/or civil conflict;
4. A systematic review of the role of cognitive factors in the maintenance of complicated grief following conflict-related bereavement;
5. A rapid review of treatments and psychological Interventions for treating war and civil conflict-related comorbid chronic pain and PTSD.

All reviews were undertaken by a sub-group of members of the research team and each review followed the same systematic approach to searching the literature, quality assessing selected papers for each review and reporting findings. Inclusion/exclusion criteria varied according to the purpose and aims of the review. Reviews 1, 3 and 5 only include treatment/intervention studies. The review of treatments for PTSD (review 1) did not include studies with refugees and asylum seekers because this group present with a wide range of psychosocial/ legalistic needs that often require multi-agency responses. However, such studies were not excluded from the complex grief review (review 4) because the purpose was to try to locate as many cognitive predictors as possible. Therefore, the wider the range of participants the more variables the review would belikely to locate.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBelfast
PublisherCommission for Victims and Survivors
Number of pages68
Publication statusPublished - 01 Apr 2022

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