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Migration and mental health in Peruvian society: Toward a psychosocial model

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This paper addresses the need for theoretical models to clarify the relationship between migration and mental health. It then elaborates one model of the psychosocial impact of rural-to-urban migration occurring within the context of Peruvian society. A set of hypotheses derived from this model is presented, and the generalizability of this model for understanding the consequences of migratory processes in divergent social settings is discussed.

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Gaviria, F.M., Richman, J., Flaherty, J.A. et al. Migration and mental health in Peruvian society: Toward a psychosocial model. Soc Psychiatry 21, 193–199 (1986). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00584000

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