Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 581–597

Mental Health of Immigrants and Refugees

  • Andrés J. Pumariega
  • Eugenio Rothe
  • JoAnne B. Pumariega

DOI: 10.1007/s10597-005-6363-1

Cite this article as:
Pumariega, A.J., Rothe, E. & Pumariega, J.B. Community Ment Health J (2005) 41: 581. doi:10.1007/s10597-005-6363-1


The United States is a country of immigrants. With the exception of Native-Americans, every other American is, or descends from, an immigrant. First and second generation immigrant children are the most rapidly growing segment of the American population, with the great majority of this population being of non-European origin. This paper reviews the unique risk factors and mental health needs of our new immigrant populations, as well as treatment and services approaches to address their unique needs.

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© Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrés J. Pumariega
    • 1
  • Eugenio Rothe
    • 2
  • JoAnne B. Pumariega
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesEast Tennessee State UniversityJohnson CityTennessee
  2. 2.Child & Adolescent Outpatient Services, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesUniversity of Miami School of MedicineMiamiFlorida
  3. 3.Faculty in MathematicsEast Tennessee State UniversityJohnson CityTennessee