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Depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation among Chinese Americans: a study of immigration-related factors.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23274290     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of this study was to identify anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation disparities among Chinese Americans and how immigration-related factors affected the outcomes. We tried to explain the differences as a function of the Chinese culture. Data were derived from the National Latino and Asian American Study, the first national epidemiological survey of these populations in the United States. We used only the Chinese sample (N = 600) and focused on depressive disorder, anxiety disorder, and suicidal ideation. The United States-born Chinese and those Chinese who immigrated to the United States at 18 years or younger were at higher risk for lifetime depressive or anxiety disorders or suicidal ideation than were their China-born counterparts who arrived in the country at or after 18 years of age. For Chinese Americans, immigration-related factors were associated with depression and anxiety disorders and suicidal ideation. The higher prevalence of these disorders might be attributed to the psychological strains experienced by those who are at higher risk of cultural conflicts.
Jie Zhang; Le Fang; Yow-Wu B Wu; William F Wieczorek
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of nervous and mental disease     Volume:  201     ISSN:  1539-736X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-31     Completed Date:  2013-02-28     Revised Date:  2014-07-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375402     Medline TA:  J Nerv Ment Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-22     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Anxiety Disorders / diagnosis,  ethnology*
Asian Americans / ethnology*,  psychology
China / ethnology
Cross-Cultural Comparison
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis,  ethnology*
Emigrants and Immigrants / psychology*
Sex Factors
Suicidal Ideation*
Time Factors
United States / ethnology
Grant Support

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