The immigrant mental health advantage in the US among ethnic minority and other groups: Findings and potential mechanisms

David Barnes, Sarah A. Lieff, Evan L. Eschliman, Yi Ping Li, Lawrence H. Yang

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Abstract

This chapter will address the prevalence of mental disorders among the ethnic minority groups (African American, Latinx, and Asian American) in the United States according to immigration status. We will utilize the most current psychiatric epidemiology studies to characterize the prevalence of mental disorders in these groups, and describe the possible mechanisms accounting for the apparent advantage for foreign-born individuals for the ethnic minority and other groups. We will utilize Black Americans as a case example to illustrate how various mechanisms influence psychopathology among immigrant groups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMental and Behavioral Health of Immigrants in the United States
Subtitle of host publicationCultural, Environmental, and Structural Factors
PublisherElsevier
Pages219-252
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9780128161173
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • Immigration
  • Mental disorders
  • Mental illness
  • Migration
  • Prevalence
  • Psychopathology
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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