Mental and Behavioral Health of Immigrants in the United States - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128161173

Mental and Behavioral Health of Immigrants in the United States

1st Edition

Cultural, Environmental, and Structural Factors

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Editors: Gordon C. Nagayama Hall Ellen Huang
Paperback ISBN: 9780128161173
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st July 2020
Page Count: 340
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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 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.

Key Features

  • Addresses the complexities of immigration and their effects on mental health
  • Outlines coping strategies for both cultural and sociocultural mental health stressors
  • Looks at the prevalence of mental disorders among ethnic minority groups in the U.S.
  • Studies immigrant mental health in distinct social and arrival contexts
  • Examines the impact of group-based discrimination on mental health
  • Provides effective acculturation research methods


Academic researchers in psychology and social sciences; mental health professionals working with immigrant clients; graduate students in psychology

Table of Contents

  1. Linking Acculturation Factors, Family Environments, and Mental Health Outcomes Among Latino Families in Emerging Immigrant Contexts
    2. Acculturation, Parent-Child Relationships, and Mental Health of Adolescents in Chinese and Mexican Immigrant Families
    3. Acculturation, Enculturation, and Bicultural Orientations
    4. Acculturation: Limits and New Directions in Latino Research
    5. Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Urban, Latino/a/x Children and Adolescents
    6. Being a Latina/o Immigrant Parent in the US
    7. Addressing Cultural, Environmental, and Structural Factors that Influence the Mental Health of Latino Immigrant Populations
    8. Health Literacy, Mental Health Literacy, and Mental Health Outcome in Asian American Immigrants
    9. Mental Health Issues of South Asian Muslims
    10. Mental Health Considerations for Immigrants of Arab/Middle Eastern Descent
    11. Immigration and Psychopathology
    12. Trajectories of Internalizing Symptoms in Young Latino Children
    13. Migration and Sleep Among Latina/o, Asian, and Black Adult Immigrants


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About the Editor

Gordon C. Nagayama Hall

Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon. Hall has served as President of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45) and as President of the Asian American Psychological Association. He has served as Editor of Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Associate Editor of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and Co-Editor of the APA Handbook of Multicultural Psychology. He was the recipient of the Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity from the APA Division of Clinical Psychology (Division 12), the Distinguished Career Contributions to Research Award from APA Division 45 (Culture, Ethnicity, and Race), and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Asian American Psychological Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, USA

Ellen Huang

Ellen Huang is a 5th year doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at the University of Oregon. Her research focuses on Asian American mental health, with a specific interest in cultural adaptations of evidence-based treatments.

Affiliations and Expertise

Doctoral Candidate, Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, USA

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