Depression and Quality of Life among Ukrainian Adults Relocated to Russia

Vsevolod Konstantinov, Alexander Reznik, Richard Isralowitz

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At an early stage of Russia–Ukraine War, the psychological conditions of Ukraine people relocated to Russia were reported by the International Journal of Loss and Trauma. In this paper, updated findings evidence the war impact on quality of life, depression, loneliness, substance use, and eating behavior among refugees relocated from the Ukraine to the Russian Federation. Indicators of quality of life, mental health, depression, substance use, and unhealthy food intake tend to be attributed to the war regardless of refugee gender, age, religiosity, and marital status. These findings are consistent with those previously reported about the impact of war and location status among Ukrainian “help” professional women showing relocation associated with poor psycho-emotional well-being, increased burnout, loneliness, and substance use. Responses from the refugees continue to evidence key issues that need to be addressed by policy and program decision makers as well as service providers for prevention and treatment intervention purposes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)493-503
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Loss and Trauma
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023


  • Russia–Ukraine war
  • depression
  • quality of life
  • refugees
  • substance use

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Psychiatric Mental Health
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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