12-month prevalence of DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders among Mexican Americans: nativity, social assimilation, and age determinants.

@article{Vega200412monthPO,
  title={12-month prevalence of DSM-III-R psychiatric disorders among Mexican Americans: nativity, social assimilation, and age determinants.},
  author={William Armando Vega and William M. Sribney and Sergio A Aguilar-Gaxiola and Bohdan Kolody},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={2004},
  volume={192 8},
  pages={532-41}
}
The burden of disease attributable to mental illnesses has major costs and human services implications in the United States. Mexican Americans compose two thirds of the nation's largest and fastest-growing minority group, Latinos. We report 12-month DSM-III-R psychiatric disorder rates among Mexican Americans derived from a population survey of immigrants and US-born adults of Mexican origin conducted in rural and urban areas of central California. Rates of 12-month total mood, anxiety, and… CONTINUE READING

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