9780128161173
0-12-816117-5

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.

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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.