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A Study of Psychological Problem in Yazidi Children and Adolescents

Seyedeh Behnaz Hosseini 1 and Pegah A.M. Seidi 2 , *
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1 Department of Sociology, University of Alberta, Visiting Scholar, Edmonton, Canada
2 Department of Psychology, College of Education, University of Garmian, Kurdistan Region, Iraq
Article information
  • Journal of Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences: March 2018, 22 (1); e68968
  • Published Online: March 30, 2018
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: February 25, 2018
  • Accepted: March 20, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/jkums.68968

To Cite: Hosseini S B, Seidi P A. A Study of Psychological Problem in Yazidi Children and Adolescents, J Kermanshah Univ Med Sci. 2018 ; 22(1):e68968. doi: 10.5812/jkums.68968.

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1. Background
2. Methods
3. Results
4. Discussion and Conclusions
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