Trauma, Post-Migration Stress, and Mental Health: A Comparative Analysis of Refugees and Immigrants in the United States

  title={Trauma, Post-Migration Stress, and Mental Health: A Comparative Analysis of Refugees and Immigrants in the United States},
  author={Cindy C. Sangalang and David Becerra and Felicia M. Mitchell and Stephanie Lechuga-Pe{\~n}a and Kristina Lopez and Isok Kim},
  journal={Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health},
Numerous studies describe mental health effects of pre-migration trauma and post-resettlement stress among refugees, yet less research examines these associations with non-refugee immigrants. Additionally, few studies assess the prevalence and impact of traumatic experiences after settlement in a new country. Using a U.S.-based representative sample of Asian (n = 1637) and Latino (n = 1620) refugees and immigrants, we investigated how traumatic events prior to and after migration, and post… 

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  • Psychology
    Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
  • 2015
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