In asylum cases, an individual has been mistreated and abused in their home country due to political beliefs, religious affiliation, ethnic identity, gender, or violence in the family of origin. They seek asylum or safety from their country of origin within the U.S. Many of these individuals have experienced a great deal of trauma and emotional upheaval, which can have lasting psychological implications.

A psychological evaluation will establish the mental health consequences of prior abuse or persecution. It will also help determine how their experiences in their home country psychologically impacted them and explain some of their symptoms now and in the future.

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