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"Intercultural psychiatry must put an end to problematic treatment of migrants in forensic hospitals"

Published: 06th July 2021 Last updated: 06th July 2021

The diagnostics and treatment of people with a migrant background who end up in criminal law and are struggling with mental disorders leave much to be desired. Their diagnosis is often incorrect and they may spend two years longer than necessary in a forensic hospital because the risk assessment is not tailored to migrants. It is high time for interculturalisation of forensic psychiatry. This is what Prof. Mario Braakman argues on Friday, July 9, 2021 in his inaugural address at Tilburg University.