Anxiety disorders, like the generalized anxiety disorder and phobic disorders, have been found to have a high prevalence among refugee groups. The prevalence rates have varied from 5% to 43% in a study done on Bhutanese refugees settled in India . Somasundaram  found rates of 58% for phobic symptoms, 17% for panic disorder and 19% for generalized anxiety disorder in a group of Sri Lankan refugees surveyed 4-9 weeks after an attack of aerial bombing. Across studies, the prevalence rates have varied due to the latency of time and severity of trauma, as pointed out by Mollica et al. . One study done by Silove et al.  found that anxiety scores were correlated with female gender, poverty, conflict with immigration officials, loneliness and boredom.
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