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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888378/interactive-effect-of-immigration-related-factors-with-legal-and-discrimination-acculturative-stress-in-predicting-depression-among-asian-american-immigrants
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Shipra Singh, Amy Jo Schulz, Harold W Neighbors, Derek M Griffith
This study examined the impact of discrimination and legal acculturative stress on Major Depression Episode lifetime among Asian American immigrants. It further examined the role of immigration related-factors (age at immigration, reason for immigration, and years spent in the U.S.) on the relationship of acculturative stress and Major Depression Episode lifetime. The National Latino and Asian American Study 2002-2003 dataset was used. The study findings were: (1) high discrimination and legal acculturative stress were associated with Major Depression Episode lifetime; (2) age at immigration buffered the relationship of discrimination acculturative stress and Major Depression Episode lifetime as well as the relationship of legal acculturative stress and Major Depression Episode lifetime; and (3) years spent in the U...
November 25, 2016: Community Mental Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879297/addressing-the-mental-health-needs-of-latino-children-in-immigrant-families
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Tania Maria Caballero, Lisa Ross DeCamp, Rheanna E Platt, Harita Shah, Sara B Johnson, Erica M S Sibinga, Sarah Polk
Latino children in the United States, whether immigrants themselves or children in immigrant families, are at high risk for mental health disorders stemming from poverty, exposure to trauma, assimilation stressors, and discrimination. The timely identification and treatment of mental health disorders in Latino children are compromised by limited healthcare access and quality as well as the lack of routine mental health screening in pediatric primary care. Here we review Spanish-language validity and implementation studies of Bright Futures previsit mental health screening tools and models of care...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27869463/posttraumatic-stress-disorder-in-latina-women-examining-the-efficacy-of-the-moms-empowerment-program
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Maria M Galano, Andrew C Grogan-Kaylor, Sara F Stein, Hannah M Clark, Sandra A Graham-Bermann
Objective: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious public health problem, affecting every 1 in 4 women in their lifetime. Latinas have been found to experience IPV at rates equal to or even higher than rates in the general population. The consequences of experiencing such violence can be severe, and result in increased risk for developing both physical and mental health problems, notably, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although treatments for PTSD in IPV-exposed women have been developed and evaluated, this is the first study to test the efficacy of a program tailored specifically to meet the needs of Latinas who experience IPV...
November 21, 2016: Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27848078/mental-health-and-stress-among-south-asians
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Alison Karasz, Francesca Gany, Javier Escobar, Cristina Flores, Lakshmi Prasad, Arpana Inman, Vasundhara Kalasapudi, Razia Kosi, Meena Murthy, Jennifer Leng, Sadhna Diwan
Addressing mental illness requires a culturally sensitive approach. As detailed in this literature review, treating mental illness in the South Asian immigrant community necessitates a thorough understanding of the South Asian conceptualization of mental illness. Past research, though limited, has described the different reasons the South Asian community attributes to causing mental illness, as well as the stigma associated with acknowledging the disease. Acculturation of the community also plays a significant role in cultural acceptability and the receipt of quality care...
November 15, 2016: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836931/mental-health-status-health-care-utilisation-and-service-satisfaction-among-immigrants-in-montreal-an-epidemiological-comparison
#5
Rob Whitley, JiaWei Wang, Marie-Josee Fleury, Aihua Liu, Jean Caron
OBJECTIVE: To examine variations between immigrants and nonimmigrants in 1) prevalence of common mental disorders and other mental health variables; 2) health service utilisation for emotional problems, mental disorders, and addictions, and 3) health service satisfaction. METHODS: This article is based on a longitudinal cohort study conducted from May 2007 to the present: the Epidemiological Catchment Area Study of Montreal South-West (ZEPSOM). Participants were followed up at 4 time points (T1, n = 2433; T4, n = 1095)...
November 11, 2016: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834243/beyond-books-public-libraries-as-partners-for-population-health
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Anna U Morgan, Roxanne Dupuis, Bernadette D'Alonzo, Andria Johnson, Amy Graves, Kiahana L Brooks, Autumn McClintock, Heather Klusaritz, Hillary Bogner, Judith A Long, David Grande, Carolyn C Cannuscio
Public libraries are not usually included in discussions about improving population health. They are, however, well positioned to be partners in building a culture of health through programming that addresses the social determinants of health. The Healthy Library Initiative, a partnership between the University of Pennsylvania and the Free Library of Philadelphia (the public library system that serves the city), has undertaken such efforts in Philadelphia. In this article we report findings from an assessment of how ten highly subscribed programs address the social determinants of health, as well as results of interviews with community residents and library staff...
November 1, 2016: Health Affairs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27819441/latino-parent-acculturation-stress-longitudinal-effects-on-family-functioning-and-youth-emotional-and-behavioral-health
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Elma I Lorenzo-Blanco, Alan Meca, Jennifer B Unger, Andrea Romero, Melinda Gonzales-Backen, Brandy Piña-Watson, Miguel Ángel Cano, Byron L Zamboanga, Sabrina E Des Rosiers, Daniel W Soto, Juan A Villamar, Karina M Lizzi, Monica Pattarroyo, Seth J Schwartz
Latino parents can experience acculturation stressors, and according to the Family Stress Model (FSM), parent stress can influence youth mental health and substance use by negatively affecting family functioning. To understand how acculturation stressors come together and unfold over time to influence youth mental health and substance use outcomes, the current study investigated the trajectory of a latent parent acculturation stress factor and its influence on youth mental health and substance use via parent-and youth-reported family functioning...
December 2016: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27803266/vintage-wine-in-new-bottles-infusing-select-ideas-into-the-study-of-immigration-immigrants-and-mental-health
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David T Takeuchi
The metaphor vintage wine in new bottles imagines how ideas from immigration studies, social psychology, and cultural sociology add novel insights about how the social context and social relationships of immigrant lives are linked to well-being. This article describes a few patterns in research studies that have addressed whether immigrants have higher or lower rates of mental health problems than their U.S.-born counterparts. It discusses a few past approaches to explain the differences in mental health outcomes...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Health and Social Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797680/activism-as-a-feature-of-mental-health-and-wellbeing-for-racialized-immigrant-women-in-a-canadian-context
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Judith A MacDonnell, Mahdieh Dastjerdi, Nazilla Khanlou, Nimo Bokore, Wangari Tharao
Although immigrant women bear a disproportionate burden of chronic disease and mental health issues, limited research addresses how to promote their mental wellbeing. The authors first describe grounded theory findings from community-based focus group research with 57 racialized immigrant women in Toronto, Canada that used a critical gender and intersectional lens to explore the links among settlement, wellbeing, and activism. Secondly a community mobilization strategy is described whereby racialized immigrant women discuss activism as a feature of wellbeing in various language communities while creating meaningful health promotion resources...
October 31, 2016: Health Care for Women International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764962/willingness-to-use-mental-health-counseling-and-antidepressants-in-older-korean-americans-the-role-of-beliefs-and-stigma-about-depression
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Nan Sook Park, Yuri Jang, David A Chiriboga
OBJECTIVES: Despite a high prevalence of mental health problems, racial/ethnic minorities are often reluctant to seek mental health services. Their reluctance may be shaped by cultural beliefs and stigma about mental health. The present study examined how beliefs and stigma about depression (e.g. disbelief in depression as a health-related condition, perception of depression as a normal part of aging, and/or depression as a sign of personal weakness/family shame) pose barriers to older Korean Americans' willingness to use mental health counseling and antidepressants...
October 21, 2016: Ethnicity & Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27763843/black-white-health-inequalities-in-canada-at-the-intersection-of-gender-and-immigration
#11
Andrew C Patterson, Gerry Veenstra
OBJECTIVES: Intersectionality theory proposes that each combination of social categories derived from gender, race and nationality, such as immigrant White man or native-born Black woman, is associated with unique social experiences. We tested the potential of intersectionality theory for explicating racial inequalities in Canada by investigating whether Black-White health inequalities are conditioned by gender and immigrant status in a synergistic way. METHODS: Our dataset comprised 10 cycles (2001-2013) of the Canadian Community Health Survey...
October 20, 2016: Canadian Journal of Public Health. Revue Canadienne de Santé Publique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27759707/can-academic-medicine-lead-the-way-in-the-refugee-crisis
#12
Amir A Afkhami
The world is currently in the midst of the largest refugee crisis since World War II, with the highest interval of mass displacement in recorded history according to the United Nations. The United States has pledged to maintain its position as one of the world's top resettlement countries in response to this crisis. These new immigrants will arrive with exceptional chronic and acute medical needs, including higher rates of behavioral health disorders. The author describes the health care challenges experienced by refugees seeking asylum in the United States and outlines the ways in which our health care system is currently deficient in helping refugee patients to overcome these challenges...
October 18, 2016: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27757831/healthcare-and-complicity-in-australian-immigration-detention
#13
Ryan Essex
Australian immigration detention has received persistent criticism since its introduction almost 25 years ago. With the recent introduction of offshore processing, these criticisms have intensified. Riots, violence, self-harm, abuse and devastating mental health outcomes are all now well documented, along with a number of deaths. Clinicians have played a central role working in these environments, faced with the overarching issue of delivering healthcare while facilitating an abusive and harmful system. Since the re-introduction of offshore processing a number of authors have begun to discuss the possibility of a boycott...
October 18, 2016: Monash Bioethics Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743335/development-of-culturally-appropriate-support-strategies-to-increase-uptake-of-nicotine-replacement-therapy-among-russian-and-chinese-speaking-smokers-in-new-york-city
#14
Erin C Quinn, Rachel Sacks, Shannon M Farley, Sayone Thihalolipavan
Approximately 80,000 New York City smokers are Chinese or Russian speakers. To increase utilization of smoking cessation services among these populations, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene developed linguistically and culturally tailored outreach strategies to promote and enhance its annual Nicotine Patch and Gum Program. In 2010, online web applications in Chinese and Russian were introduced. In 2011, input was sought from the community to develop Russian-language radio and newspaper ads, and a Russian-speaking liaison provided phone-assisted online enrollment support...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743156/is-there-a-healthy-immigrant-effect-among-women-through-transnational-marriage-results-from-immigrant-women-from-southeast-asian-countries-in-taiwan
#15
Sheng-Shiung Huang, Hao-Jan Yang
In this study we examine whether there is healthy immigrant effect among women immigrated to Taiwan through transnational marriage. A sample of immigrant women (N = 246) with original nativity of Southeast Asian countries and Taiwanese-born women sample (N = 201) was recruited from December 2008 to December 2009. Their depressive symptoms, acculturative stresses and family functioning were assessed by a series of questionnaires. Immigrant women had lower depressive scores than their native-born counterparts when other potential confounders were controlled for in the multiple regression model...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27729045/perceived-discrimination-and-health-outcomes-among-asian-indians-in-the-united-states
#16
Ranjita Misra, Haslyn Hunte
BACKGROUND: Perceived interpersonal discrimination while seeking healthcare services is associated with poor physical and mental health. Yet, there is a paucity of research among Asian Americans or its subgroups. This study examined the correlates of reported interpersonal discrimination when seeking health care among a large sample of Asian Indians, the 3rd largest Asian American subgroup in the US, and identify predictors of adverse self-rated physical health, a well-accepted measure of overall health status...
October 12, 2016: BMC Health Services Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723931/-psychotherapy-with-immigrants-and-traumatized-refugees
#17
Yesim Erim, Eva Morawa
In view of the growing proportion of immigrants and refugees in the population of Germany the knowledge on the influence of culture and migration on identity, and mental health presents a substantial basis for effective therapy. This article addresses important topics of psychotherapy with immigrants in general and with refugees in particular. Following issues selected according to their relevance and actuality are highlighted: definition of persons with migration background, migrants and refugees, facts on immigration to Germany, main results and theories on mental health of immigrants, social psychological aspects of intercultural psychotherapy (individualism vs...
September 2016: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723930/-mental-health-and-quality-of-life-of-immigrants-and-their-descendants-in-the-soep-in-the-years-1984-2016
#18
Elisabeth Liebau
The Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) has outstanding analytical potential for research on immigrants' mental health and quality of life. This article examines the quality of sampling, the composition and percentage of respondents in the SOEP sample with an immigrant background, and the indicators available in the SOEP on topics of mental health and quality of life. The concluding overview of the existing literature on these topics and of the SOEP's new refugee sub-sample underscores that the SOEP's potential for addressing these questions is far from exhausted...
September 2016: Psychotherapie, Psychosomatik, Medizinische Psychologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709973/lay-beliefs-about-emotional-problems-and-attitudes-toward-mental-health-care-among-parents-and-adolescents-exploring-the-impact-of-immigration
#19
Esmée E Verhulp, Gonneke W J M Stevens, Trees V M Pels, Caroline M C Van Weert, Wilma A M Vollebergh
Objective: Individuals' lay beliefs about mental health problems and attitudes toward mental health care are thought to be influenced by the cultural background of these individuals. In the current study, we investigated differences between immigrant Dutch and native Dutch parents and adolescents in lay beliefs about emotional problems and attitudes toward mental health care. Additionally, among immigrant Dutch parents, we examined the associations between acculturation orientations and lay beliefs about emotional problems as well as attitudes toward mental health care...
October 6, 2016: Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27670238/delusional-ideation-during-the-perinatal-period-in-a-community-sample
#20
Anna L MacKinnon, Mariam Naguib, Helena J Barr, Anna Levinsson, Stephanie Robins, Nancy Feeley, Barbara Hayton, Phyllis Zelkowitz, Ian Gold
BACKGROUND: Despite the prevalence of mental health problems during the perinatal period, little research has examined psychotic symptoms in a community sample across pregnancy and the postpartum. Exposure to environmental risk factors, and immigration in particular, are associated with increased risk for psychotic disorders. The current investigation examined whether psychosocial risk and immigrant status would predict levels of delusional ideation across the perinatal period when controlling for depression, anxiety, and demographic factors...
September 23, 2016: Schizophrenia Research
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