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Mental and Behavioral Health of Immigrants in the United States

  • ID: 4911800
  • Book
  • July 2020
  • Region: United States
  • 340 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Mental and Behavioral Health of Immigrants in the United States: Cultural, Environmental, and Structural Factors provides a unique exploration of the relationship between immigrant mental health, acculturation and multicultural psychology. The book provides an overview of the literature on immigrant parents' experiences and how those experiences are associated with mental health and health risk behavior among parents and their children. It then dives into the topic of acculturation, addressing the geographical and social contexts of immigration, how parents and children navigate the acculturation process, and how different cultural orientations affect behavior.

The book's second section covers mental health, looking at specific mental health issues among Latino, Asian and Middle Eastern immigrants. It concludes with a section on psychopathology among immigrant groups that includes insights on epidemiology, internalizing symptoms, alcohol abuse, sleep disorders and other disorders among immigrant populations.

  • Addresses the complexities of immigration and their effects on mental health
  • Outlines coping strategies for both cultural and sociocultural mental health stressors
  • Looks at the prevalence of mental disorders among ethnic minority groups in the U.S.
  • Studies immigrant mental health in distinct social and arrival contexts
  • Examines the impact of group-based discrimination on mental health
  • Provides effective acculturation research methods
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1. Linking Acculturation Factors, Family Environments, and Mental Health Outcomes Among Latino Families in Emerging Immigrant Contexts
2. Acculturation, Parent-Child Relationships, and Mental Health of Adolescents in Chinese and Mexican Immigrant Families
3. Acculturation, Enculturation, and Bicultural Orientations
4. Acculturation: Limits and New Directions in Latino Research
5. Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Urban, Latino/a/x Children and Adolescents
6. Being a Latina/o Immigrant Parent in the US
7. Addressing Cultural, Environmental, and Structural Factors that Influence the Mental Health of Latino Immigrant Populations
8. Health Literacy, Mental Health Literacy, and Mental Health Outcome in Asian American Immigrants
9. Mental Health Issues of South Asian Muslims
10. Mental Health Considerations for Immigrants of Arab/Middle Eastern Descent
11. Immigration and Psychopathology
12. Trajectories of Internalizing Symptoms in Young Latino Children
13. Migration and Sleep Among Latina/o, Asian, and Black Adult Immigrants
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Hall, Gordon C. Nagayama
Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon. Hall has served as President of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45) and as President of the Asian American Psychological Association. He has served as Editor of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Co-Editor of the APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology. He was the recipient of the Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity from the APA Division of Clinical Psychology (Division 12), the Distinguished Career Contributions to Research Award from APA Division 45 (Culture, Ethnicity, and Race), and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian American Psychological Association.
Huang, Ellen R.
Ellen Huang is a 5th year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on Asian American mental health, with a specific interest in cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments.
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