Mental health in the Hispanic immigrant community: An overview

Peter J. Guarnaccia, Igda Martinez, Henry Acosta

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This chapter addresses the mental health status of Hispanics in the United States. The prevalence and incidence of mental health disorders among different Hispanic ethnic subgroups is examined. Patterns of mental health services utilization and barriers to mental health care are also reviewed. Research specific to best mental health practices with Hispanics is stressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-46
Number of pages26
JournalJournal of Immigrant and Refugee Services
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - 2005


  • Hispanics
  • Mental health services
  • Mental health utilization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Demography
  • Geography, Planning and Development


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