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Human-Trafficking and PTSD
By Sanjay Adhia, M.D.
PTSD and Human Trafficking: A Legacy of Fear
“ A woman who was such a victim, once freed, developed PTSD…as a result of her horrific experience. She was unable to leave her house and was constantly fearful. “
A woman who was such a victim, once freed, developed PTSD and a range of behaviors associated with severe and disabling anxiety as a result of her horrific experience. She was unable to leave her house and was constantly fearful. As a result of the actions of others, she has become psychiatrically disabled and the degree to which she can recover was unknown.
Dr. Adhia’s evaluations for Physicians for Human Rights Asylum Network are forensic and require medico-legal training. Cases may end up in Immigration Court and require an unbiased and objective assessment.
Note that in no event does Dr. Adhia treat these individuals or have a physician/patient relationship.
Dr. Adhia volunteers his forensic services to Physicians for Human Rights, Asylum Network. In Texas, Dr. Adhia finds a disproportionate number of these cases are associated with immigrants who give up security and trust to find asylum in the United States.