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Far Away From Home, Syrian Psychiatrists Are Helping Treat Refugees

WHEN PSYCHIATRISTS ANDRES Barkil-Oteo and Hussam Jefee-Bahloul met at Yale University in Connecticut three years ago, they quickly realized they had a lot in common. “You don’t see a lot of Syrian psychiatrists at Yale,” Jefee-Bahloul says, laughing. “We were basically the only two.” They had also been grappling with the same dilemma – how to use their mental health expertise to help Syrians and Syrian refugees.
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