Emily A. Holmes, et al have undertaken the following study on young refugees in Sweden, many having experienced trauma in home countries or on their escape with has mental health sequelae.  Intrusive memories comprise distressing scenes of trauma which spring to mind unbidden.  Development of novel scalable psychological intervention is needed urgently.  Conclusion: the current work opens the way for developing novel cognitive behavioural approaches for traumatised refugees that are mechanistically derived, freely available and internationally scalable.

All correspondence to Professor Emily Holmes, Karolinska Institutet, Department of Clinical Neuroscience (CNS), K8 Psychology Unit, 171 77, Stockholm, Sweden.  Email: emily.holmes@ki.se

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