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Morina, Nexhmedin

Morina, Nexhmedin


Nexhmedin Morina, born in Prishtina, Kosovo, 1974. Ph.D. from University of Jena, Germany. Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Amsterdam.

Golestan Fellow (1 September 2015 – 30 June 2016)

The Impact of War on Mental Health and Interpersonal Interactions and Potential Recovery Strategies

Research Question

What is the impact of war on mental health and interpersonal interactions? What is the efficacy of psychosocial interventions for survivors of war with mental health complaints?

Project Description

Millions of civilians around the world have been exposed to recent or ongoing wars. Wars have long-term consequences on both the individual level (e.g., elevated levels of psychopathology) as well as societal level (e.g., the capacity to relate to others and the willingness to peacefully solve societal problems). As a NIAS fellow, I intend to achieve the following goals. First, to systematically review the literature on the impact of war on levels of psychopathology in civilian survivors of war. Second, to systematically review psychosocial interventions in war survivors in low- and middle-income countries. Third, to develop a theoretical framework of the impact of war on societal interpersonal consequences and their relation to both psychopathology and the willingness to peacefully solve societal problems.

Selected Publications

1) Morina, N., Ajdukovic, D., Bogic, M., Franciskovic, T., Kucukalic, A., Lecic-Tosevski, D., Morina, L., Popovski, M., & Priebe, S. (2013). Co-occurrence of Major Depressive Episode and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among survivors of war. How is it different from either condition alone? Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 74, e212-e218,

2) Morina, N. & Emmelkamp, P. M. G. (2012). Mental health outcomes of widowed and married mothers after war. British Journal of Psychiatry, 200, 158-159.

3) Morina, N., Wicherts, J. M., Lobbrecht, J., & Priebe, S. (2014). Remission from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in adults: A systematic review and meta- analysis of long term outcome studies. Clinical Psychology Review, 34,  249–255.

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