Friday, October 23, 2009

Prevalence of Mental Illness in Immigrant and Non-Immigrant U.S. Latino Groups

From The American Journal of Psychiatry:
Although widely reported among Latino populations, contradictory evidence exists regarding the generalizability of the immigrant paradox, i.e., that foreign nativity protects against psychiatric disorders. The authors examined whether this paradox applies to all Latino groups by comparing estimates of lifetime psychiatric disorders among immigrant Latino subjects, U.S-born Latino subjects, and non-Latino white subjects.

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