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    5:00 am Tue October 28, 2014
    Solving The Puzzling Mental Illness of Bhutanese Refugees
    By Alex Smith


    For hundreds of years, Nepali people lived and worked in southern Bhutan, a country that earned notoriety in the 1970s when its king introduced the ?national happiness index? as an alternative to the more traditional measure of prosperity, the gross domestic product.

    But in the early 1990s, a government campaign of harassment and what Human Rights Watch has described as ethnic cleansing led tens of thousands of Nepalis to flee to refugee camps in Nepal. In 2006, the United States offered to resettle some of the refugees. Since then, more than 75,000 have arrived in cities like Philadelphia, Denver and Kansas City.


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