Psychosocial predictors of first-onset depression in Chinese Americans

  title={Psychosocial predictors of first-onset depression in Chinese Americans},
  author={W. -C. Hwang and Hector F. Myers and David T. Takeuchi},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
Background: This study examines the longitudinal and concurrent risk factors associated with first-onset major depression in a community sample of 1747 Chinese Americans in Los Angeles. Methods: The relative contributions of demographic, health, psychiatric, psychosocial, and cultural variables were assessed in a series of longitudinal and concurrent hierarchical multivariable analyses. Results: Results of the longitudinal analyses indicated that the risk for experiencing a first major… CONTINUE READING


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