This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
January 22, 2007
U.S.-born Children of Immigrants May Have Higher Risk for Mental Disorders Than Parents
NIMH: U.S.-born Children of Immigrants May Have Higher Risk for Mental Disorders Than Parents: "In the first studies to examine the effects of immigration and years of residence on the mental health of Caribbean Black, Latino, and Asian populations in the United States, NIMH-funded researchers found that immigrants in general appear to have lower rates of mental disorders than their U.S.-born counterparts. A special section of the American Journal of Public Health published in January 2007 provides early findings from the National Survey of American Life (NSAL) and the National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS) on the prevalence of mental disorders and patterns of mental health service use among minority immigrants and later generations born in the U.S."
Posted by Danny Wedding at 12:32 PM