Hans Rohlof

Hans Rohlof
Private practice, Transparant Mental Health, GGZ Integraal

M.D., Ph.D.

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Introduction
Hans Rohlof currently works as Consultant Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist in his own practice, at Transparant Mental Health, and at GGZ Integraal, in Leiden, the Netherlands. His current projects are 'Somatization in traumatised refugees', and ‘Psychiatric diagnosis in refugee patients‘. He was chair of the Transcultural Section of the World Psychiatric Association, and is currently Officer of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry and Board Member of the Transcultural Division of the Netherlands Psychiatric Association.
Additional affiliations
September 2009 - present
RINO
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2007 - September 2015
Leiden University
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2006 - present
Utrecht University
Position
  • Lecturer
Education
January 1977 - February 1982
Leiden University Medical Centre
Field of study
  • Psychiatry
September 1968 - December 1976
Leiden University
Field of study
  • Medicine

Publications

Publications (48)
Technical Report
Website of WACP, https://waculturalpsy.org/wacp-news/stigma-of-mental-illness-and-covid-19/.
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Syrische vluchtelingen maken nog weinig gebruik van de ggz, maar het aantal aanmeldingen groeit geleidelijk. Een artikel over valkuilen in de diagnostiek en behandeling van deze patiëntengroep.
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The patient–therapist relationship is crucial for the outcome of psychotherapy. This has been shown in research, and it is also a common opinion among psychotherapists. Nowadays, the relationship is not only seen as a process of transference and countertransference, but also in terms of bonding, setting goals and defining tasks. Intercultural psych...
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De behandeling van veteranen kent vele uitdagingen, die te maken hebben met specifieke beroepsgerelateerde aspecten van het militair-zijn, de context van de missie waarin de traumatisering heeft plaatsgevonden en persoonlijkheidsfactoren. Innovatieve behandelingen zijn HITT, 3MDR, MDMA-ondersteunde psychotherapie, en lotgenotencontact in groepsbeha...
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Different studies on the Cultural Formulation Interview, especially when administerd in refugees. Literature reviews, experimental studies, clinical experiences. next to this, a chapter on patient-clinician relationship. And two chapters on somatization in refugees: a literature review, and an experimental study. Final chapter is a discussion abou...
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Vluchtelingenjongeren vormen soms een lastig te behandelen patiëntengroep. Een traumabehandeling is niet altijd nodig. Soms is andere problematiek belangrijker en dan kan (ook) worden ingezet op gedragstherapie, groepstherapie en/of inzichtgevende therapie. Een verslag van drie behandelcasussen.
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Background: There is a need for clinical tools to identify cultural issues in diagnostic assessment. Aims: To assess the feasibility, acceptability and clinical utility of the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview (CFI) in routine clinical practice. Method: Mixed-methods evaluation of field trial data from six countries. The CFI was administere...
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In 1994, the Outline for Cultural Formulation (OCF) was included as a supplement to the DSM-IV. The OCF was developed as a tool to help care providers gain more insight in cultural factors which might be relevant while diagnosing mental problems of patients with cultural backgrounds that differ from the care provider's. More than twenty years after...
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En este artículo se presenta una versión resumida de la Declaración sobre la Crisis Migratoria Mundial (1), suscrita por la Asociación Mundial de Psiquiatría Cultural en el marco del Congreso Desafíos globales y psiquiatría cultural: Desastres naturales, conflictos, inseguridad, migración y espiritualidad —sostenido en Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Méx...
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Del 29 de octubre al 2 de noviembre de 2015, en la ciudad de Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México, tuvo lugar el Cuarto Congreso de la Asociación Mundial de Psiquiatría Cultural (WACP, por sus siglas en inglés), organizado en conjunto por el Grupo Latino Americano de Estudios transculturales. El tema central fue Globales y Psiquiatría Cultural: Desastr...
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This article presents a short version of the Position Statement on the Migrant Crisis around the World (1), signed by the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry under the Congress: Global. Challenges & Cultural Psychiatry: “Natural Disasters, Conflict, Insecurity, Migration and Spirituality”, held in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, from 29 Octo...
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Europe is experiencing one of the most significant influxes of migrants and refugees in its history. Pushed by civil war and terror and pulled by the promise of a better life, hundreds of thousands of people have fled the Middle East and Africa, risking their lives along the way. More than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015...
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Objective This study’s objective is to analyze training methods clinicians reported as most and least helpful during the DSM-5 Cultural Formulation Interview field trial, reasons why, and associations between demographic characteristics and method preferences. Method The authors used mixed methods to analyze interviews from 75 clinicians in five co...
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This chapter offers an overview of aspects of patient-clinician communication in psychiatry, and the importance of this for diagnostics and therapy. It also offers a questionnaire which can be used in clinical practice.
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This chapter offers an overview of the research and applicability of the Cultural Formulation Interview in clinical settings in psychiatry and psychotherapy, specially in the assessment phase. Researchers from Sweden, Kenya, the Netherlands and India cooperated in this research.
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This chapter offers an overview of national, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and language and migration in the development of cultural identity.
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The Outline for Cultural Formulation (OCF) introduced with DSM-IV provided a framework for clinicians to organize cultural information relevant to diagnostic assessment and treatment planning. However, use of the OCF has been inconsistent, raising questions about the need for guidance on implementation, training, and application in diverse settings...
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To present a review of the literature concerning medically unexplained physical symptoms in refugees. We outline a variety of definitions and explanations of somatization, as well as the role of culture in the concept of disease. In addition, we present a review of the epidemiological literature about somatization in refugees. Refugees from non-Wes...
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Background: Anxiety, depression and medically unexplained physical symptoms are highly prevalent among non-western migrants. Complaints are presented differently, compromising diagnosis. The difficult relationship between doctor and patient reflects on patient satisfaction, trust, compliance and referrals to secondary care. Taking social and cultur...
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The First Mediterranean Conference on Cultural Psychiatry took place in Tel Aviv, Israel. This conference was a great success. With about 200 participants, mostly from Israel but with also 46 participants coming from 13 other countries: Mediterranean countries, Europe, North America and Australia. It contained three intensive days of plenary lectur...
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Psychosomatics in refugees Clinical experience in psychiatry shows the problem of somatizing patients, especially in the group of non-western migrants and refugees. A literature search of somatization in refugees shows a more differentiated view. Some studies report no difference in somatization between refugees and the general population, whereas...
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Clinical experience in psychiatry shows the problem of somatizing patients, especially in the group of non-western migrants and refugees. A literature search of somatization in refugees shows a more differentiated view. Some studies report no difference in somatization between refugees and the general population, whereas others do. The majority of...
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This article discusses the experiences of mental health professionals who applied the Cultural Formulation (CF) of the DSM-IV for assessment of psychopathology and treatment needs of refugees in the Netherlands. The CF approach proved to be a useful tool in the assessment and diagnostic phase of clinical treatment. However, patients reported proble...
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Het culturele interview is ontwikkeld op basis van de Cultural Formulation of Diagnosis van de DSM-IV, een model voor psychiatrische classificatie. Het wordt in de psychiatrie met name toegepast om de diagnostiek van niet-westerse patiënten te verbeteren. Het interview is toepasbaar in de huisartsenpraktijk en kan daar leiden tot een beter begrip v...
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Samenvatting Dit boek beoogt een handvat te geven voor de interpretatie en begeleiding van patiënten met psychiatrische beelden en een andere culturele achtergrond. Die andere culturele achtergrond moet ruim genomen worden; ook een religieuze subcultuur valt eronder. De Cultural Formulation of Diagnosis is een term die in de psychiatrie opgang doet...
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Het tiende wereldcongres voor psychiatrie, georganiseerd door de World Psychiatric Association (WPA), de overkoepelende organisatie van alle nationale psychiatrische verenigingen, vond dit jaar plaats in Madrid. Een dergelijk congres kan een verpletterende indruk maken op de argeloze bezoeker: meer dan tienduizend deelnemers, meer dan driehonderd v...
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The Netherlands is a small and densely populated country in the North East of Europe where 16 million people live. The prosperity the attraction of the Netherlands as a country to work in has been great in the recent past. Also because of the peaceful atmosphere a lot of refugees from war-stricken parts of the world sought asylums the Netherlands h...

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Description and measurement of somatization in a large clinical sample of refugees, and connection with other factors, like country of origin, gender, age, level of torture.