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OFW Mental Health: Breaking Free from Struggle in Silence

By |February 23rd, 2024|Expertise, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, News, Professorial Chairs|

Dr. Veronica E. Ramirez is conducting a Policy Forum Series on her research study entitled, "Patterns of Detection and Treatment of Mental Health Problems among Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs): Implications to Psychosocial Support Services” in different regions. The research study is funded by DOST-PCHRD Health Research Policy Translation, Evaluation, and Engagement (POLISEE) Grants Program in collaboration ... continue reading

Patterns of Detection and Treatment of Mental and Behavioral Disorders among OFWs

By |July 25th, 2023|Expertise, Migration and Overseas Filipino Work, News, Professorial Chairs|

Most OFW patients experienced panic attacks, schizophrenia, paranoia, anxiety, and extreme fear due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This occurred either in their country of work, while in hotel quarantine during their return to the Philippines, or during their reintegration in their respective communities. Mental health problems have different levels, ranging from temporary behavioral disorders to ... continue reading