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Immigration and Mental Health

Immigration and Mental Health COMMENTARY Why Are Immigrants Better Off? INCE 1970, more than 5 mental disorders of specific ethnic and other drug problems in the US- million Mexicans have groups can generate hypotheses that born subjects was more than 3 times immigrated to the apply to general psychiatry. Also, the that found in the subjects born in United States, the larg- relevance of international collabora- Mexico. Given the harsh realities S est number of immi- tion in psychiatric research is shown faced at every step by immigrants grants from one country to the United by the successful use of the Mexico from Mexico to the United States, we States in recent history. People of City sample to help interpret the re- argued then that the unexpected Mexican descent now make up al- sults of the study. findings might be explained by a bias most one third of the total popula- The fact that Mexican immi- caused by an immigration of only the tion of Texas and California. strongest, most resilient people from grants had better mental health Mexico to the United States, a “mi- profiles than people of Mexican de- gration of the fittest.” See also page 771 scent born in the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Psychiatry American Medical Association

Immigration and Mental Health

JAMA Psychiatry , Volume 55 (9) – Sep 1, 1998

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-622X
eISSN
2168-6238
DOI
10.1001/archpsyc.55.9.781
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Abstract

COMMENTARY Why Are Immigrants Better Off? INCE 1970, more than 5 mental disorders of specific ethnic and other drug problems in the US- million Mexicans have groups can generate hypotheses that born subjects was more than 3 times immigrated to the apply to general psychiatry. Also, the that found in the subjects born in United States, the larg- relevance of international collabora- Mexico. Given the harsh realities S est number of immi- tion in psychiatric research is shown faced at every step by immigrants grants from one country to the United by the successful use of the Mexico from Mexico to the United States, we States in recent history. People of City sample to help interpret the re- argued then that the unexpected Mexican descent now make up al- sults of the study. findings might be explained by a bias most one third of the total popula- The fact that Mexican immi- caused by an immigration of only the tion of Texas and California. strongest, most resilient people from grants had better mental health Mexico to the United States, a “mi- profiles than people of Mexican de- gration of the fittest.” See also page 771 scent born in the

Journal

JAMA PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Sep 1, 1998

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