Migration and Mental Health

Migration and Mental Health

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Migration and Mental Health by Dinesh Bhugra

Human migration is a global phenomenon and is on the increase. It occurs as a result of 'push' factors (asylum, natural disaster), or as a result of 'pull' factors (seeking economic or educational improvement). Whatever the cause of the relocation, the outcome requires individuals to adjust to their new surroundings and cope with the stresses involved, and as a result, there is considerable potential for disruption to mental health. This volume explores all aspects of migration, on all scales, and its effect on mental health. It covers migration in the widest sense and does not limit itself to refugee studies. It covers issues specific to the elderly and the young, as well as providing practical tips for clinicians on how to improve their own cultural competence in the work setting. The book will be of interest to all mental health professionals and those involved in establishing health and social policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780511852862
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/02/2010
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dinesh Bhugra is Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity, Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK.
Susham Gupta is Consultant Psychiatrist, East London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK.

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