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Immigration and Mental Health

  • Behnaz Jalali

Abstract

New waves of immigrants arrive in the United States every year from countries where people are fleeing either wars, revolutions, political oppression or depressed economic conditions, however, immigration is a world-wide phenomenon and our attention is drawn to examine the stresses, reactions and identify psychiatric causalities in order to propose some guidelines for primary and secondary prevention so that these groups can be better integrated into the mainstream, thereby lowering the burden on the social services and the host communities.

Keywords

Immigrant Family Host Community Cultural Transition Host Culture Rapid Social Change 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Behnaz Jalali
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryYale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA

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