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Acculturation and mental health: a study of Hmong refugees at 1.5 and 3.5 years postmigration.
This study of Hmong refugees at 1.5 and 3.5 years following arrival in the United States showed considerable improvement on psychiatric self-rating scales. Social changes over the 2 year interimExpand
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Suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in five groups with different severities of gambling: Findings from the National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions.
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Problem and pathological gamblers show high rates of suicidal behavior. However, previous research of suicide among this population has been inconsistent. Discrepancies mayExpand
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Chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can result in significant social and physical impairments. Despite the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) expansion of mental health services intoExpand
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Clinical relevance of contemporary cultural psychiatry.
In recent years, the field of cultural psychiatry has gained recognition and accumulated evidence of its clinical relevance. This article examines the intersections of culture and psychopathology andExpand
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An epidemic of opium dependence among Asian refugees in Minnesota: characteristics and causes.
After several decades absence, opium smoking has reappeared in the U.S. Introduced by Indochinese refugees in the early 1980's, it has spread to several regions of the country. In this report theExpand
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Somatization among refugees: an epidemiologic study.
Somatization has been widely reported among refugee psychiatric patients since World War II, and some psychological theorists have viewed somatization as an alternative to depression. These and otherExpand
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Psychiatric Problems among Adolescent Southeast Asian Refugees A Descriptive Study
When first faced with evaluating and/or treating a Southeast Asian adolescent psychiatric patient, the American therapist may be overwhelmed by the vast cultural differences. We have reviewed 28Expand
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Nicotine dependence and psychiatric and substance use comorbidities in a sample of American Indian male veterans.
BACKGROUND American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest rates of nicotine dependence in the U.S. However, studies analyzing associations between nicotine dependence and psychiatric andExpand
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Refugees Who Do and Do Not Seek Psychiatric Care An Analysis of Premigratory and Postmigratory Characteristics
Social psychiatric research can provide information about the role of interpersonal and societal factors in the genesis of psychiatric disorder. This discipline relies heavily on “experiments inExpand
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