Perceptions of depression in korean american immigrants.

  title={Perceptions of depression in korean american immigrants.},
  author={Mo-Kyung Sin and Pamela Jordan and Jamie S. Park},
  journal={Issues in mental health nursing},
  volume={32 3},
Despite its high prevalence, depression is often unrecognized and untreated in minority immigrants. Culture and environment influence perceptions of depression. The purpose of this study was to understand perceptions of depression (knowledge and coping mechanisms) in Korean American immigrants using focus group discussions. A convenience sample (n = 28) was recruited from Korean communities in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Participants lacked an understanding of depression… CONTINUE READING