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Background: an experience of migration in youth is a very important event which profoundly affects the identity of an individual. Many factors could influence the stress (Bhugra, 2004) related to the migration: loneliness of migration; legality of the trip; reception in the host country, political asylum condition, etc..The lived stress due to migration may be expressed or not with psychological symptoms. It could be that the individual's cultural background may play an important role in the expression of the type of psychological symptoms.
Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the expression of psychopathological symptoms, in a sample of immigrated adolescents in a emergency reception center (ERC) located in Rome.
The work was presented during the II Workshop on Medical Anthropology in Rome, October 14th - 15th 2011.