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Symptoms due to discrimination

Are you moving to a new home country? You may then encounter discrimination. Sometimes, you will notice by your health. You may then develop psychological or physical symptoms. Talk about it with an expert. The sooner you do this, the better we can help.

Discrimination and psychological symptoms

Are you being discriminated? You then may:

  • worry
  • have trouble sleeping
  • feel insecure
  • have little self-confidence
  • feel depressed

We often also notice physical complaints in people who feel discriminated.

Discrimination and physical symptoms

In case of discrimination, your body may also send messages. You:

  • are in pain
  • feel ill
  • are not fit

Discrimination: How psychiatry can help you

We reinforce your ability to deal with the consequences of discrimination through psychiatric treatments.  You say what is on your mind and together with your practitioner you draw up a treatment plan,  usually in your own language. Your treatment may consist of:

  • individual discussions
  • family discussions
  • group therapy
  • relaxation exercises
  • medication
  • creative therapy is sometimes part of the treatment
  • a combination of the above

Are you being discriminated? There are specialists who can tackle discrimination:

  • complaint committees of businesses and institutions
  • experts from

Discrimination: what is that?

Discrimination is treating people or groups differently or excluding them based on various characteristics:

  • race
  • religion
  • sexual inclination
  • skin colour
  • handicap
  • age
  • sex

According to the Dutch constitution, discrimination is prohibited. But, unfortunately, it still occurs.