Prevalence of mental illness in immigrant and non-immigrant U.S. Latino groups.

@article{Alegra2008PrevalenceOM,
  title={Prevalence of mental illness in immigrant and non-immigrant U.S. Latino groups.},
  author={M Jaurrieta Alegr{\'i}a and Glorisa J. Canino and Patrick E Shrout and Meghan Woo and Naihua Duan and D. Muri{\`a} Vila and Mar{\'i}a Elena Soto Torres and Chih-nan Chen and Xiao-Li Meng},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2008},
  volume={165 3},
  pages={
          359-69
        }
}
OBJECTIVE 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. METHOD The authors combined and examined data from the National… CONTINUE READING
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