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EMILY SÁEZ-SANTIAGO & GUILLERMO BERNAL

In: Handbook of Racial & Ethnic Minority Psychology

Chapter 20: Depression in Ethnic Minorities: Latinos and Latinas, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans

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Depression in Ethnic Minorities: Latinos and Latinas, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Native Americans
Depression in ethnic minorities: Latinos and latinas, african americans, asian americans, and native americans

This chapter examines the recent literature related to depression in ethnic minority groups. First, we present information about the status of depression in the general population, including the prevalence rates and risk factors for this disorder. Then, we review the literature on depression and ethnicity/race to evaluate whether ethnicity or race has a relationship with depression. The theoretical approach that informs the interpretation of the findings from the literature on depression and ethnic minorities is based on the notion that people are more vulnerable to develop depression as a result of their subordinated and defeated status (as is ...

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