Depression in Latinos: Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention by Sergio A. Aguilar-Gaxiola, Elizabeth J. Kramer, Cynthia

By Sergio A. Aguilar-Gaxiola, Elizabeth J. Kramer, Cynthia Resendez, Cristina G. Magaña (auth.), Thomas P. Gullotta, Sergio A. Aguilar-Gaxiola (eds.)

Depression ranks as a number one psychological sickness between Hispanic immigrants and their US-born kids. And a wide range of issues—starting with the common stereotype of the "illegal immigrant"—makes the Latino adventure of this situation fluctuate from that of the other workforce. Depression in Latinos consolidates the conceptual, diagnostic, and scientific wisdom base in this salient subject, delivering assurance from occurrence to prevention, from effective screening to powerful interventions.

In this concise but accomplished quantity, prime clinicians, researchers, and lecturers provide huge learn and scientific findings, literature reports (e.g., an in-depth bankruptcy at the Mexican American occurrence and providers Survey), and insights collected from first-hand adventure in scientific perform. Perceptive details is obtainable at the such a lot pressing and complicated matters on melancholy during this various and dynamic inhabitants, including:

  • The impression language, tradition, and societal components have on melancholy and its diagnosis.
  • The such a lot suitable overview instruments.
  • How melancholy manifests between Latino little ones, early life, and seniors in addition to in Latinas.
  • The dating among melancholy and substance abuse.
  • The most well known evidence-based therapy methods.
  • The efficacy of interventions for melancholy on the group level.

Depression in Latinos is very important analyzing for clinicians, counseling and college psychologists, psychiatrists, medical social staff, and public future health execs attracted to supplying their Hispanic consumers with the best remedy attainable. furthermore, its insurance of the wider problems with entry to care makes this quantity crucial interpreting for psychological healthiness directors, volunteer/outreach corporations, and policymakers.

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2002). Ataques also may be associated with perceptual distortions, which may be identified as psychotic symptoms (Guarnaccia, Canino, Rubio-Stipec, & Bravo, 1993). Ataques are reported more frequently among Caribbean Latinos, though this syndrome is also found among other Latinos. The presentation of ataques may sound similar to the DSM-IV description of panic attacks, however, they are different given that ataques usually have a trigger, and panic attacks do not (APA, 1994). However, there may be some overlap in these two presentations.

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American Journal of Public Health, 97(1), 68–75. , & Oddo, V. (2007b) Correlates of past-year mental health service use among Latinos: Results from the National Latino and Asian American Study. American Journal of Public Health, 97(1), 76–83. , & Jeffrey, W. D. (1988). Mental illness complicated by the santeria belief in spirit possession. Hospital and Community Psychiatry, 39(11), 1188–1191. American Psychiatric Association (APA). (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders IV (DSM-IV), Washington, DC: Author.

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