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Hispanic immigrants in the USA: social and mental health perspectives

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dc.contributor.author Alarcon, Renato-D.
dc.contributor.author Parekh, Amrita
dc.contributor.author Wainberg, Milton-L.
dc.contributor.author Duarte, Cristiane-S.
dc.contributor.author Araya, Ricardo
dc.contributor.author Oquendo, Maria-A.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T14:51:16Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T14:51:16Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5185
dc.description.abstract Hispanic immigration in the USA and its effect on many areas of US society are of great relevance to health care, public health, mental health, and medical and social sciences. In this report, we review and discuss pertinent literature on causes, procedures, and eventual outcomes of Hispanic migration waves throughout the last four decades. Hispanic immigrants do not constitute a monolithic group, despite the clear predominance of Mexican and Mexican-American segments. Common features of Hispanic immigrants include a younger average age, higher presence of married households, and lower educational levels than the overall US population. Differences within the Hispanic immigrant population are present in naturalisation figures, English language fluency, occupational and income status, health insurance coverage, and sense of accomplishment in the host society. We examine most of these aspects in the context of the so-called Hispanic paradox, presented as both a cause and a result of a heavily discussed acculturative process. We investigate prevalence and other data on depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and psychotic syndromes, with emphasis on the need to do further neurobiological, epigenetic, and sociocultural research in the Hispanic population. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:2215-0374
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Emigrants and Immigrants/psychology/statistics & numerical data en_US
dc.subject Hispanic Americans/psychology/statistics & numerical data en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Mental Disorders/ethnology en_US
dc.subject Prevalence en_US
dc.subject Socioeconomic Factors en_US
dc.subject United States/epidemiology en_US
dc.title Hispanic immigrants in the USA: social and mental health perspectives en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/review
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30101-8


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