Psychiatric problems among adolescent southeast Asian refugees a descriptive study

Carolyn L. Williams, Joseph Westermeyer

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Abstract

When first faced with evaluating and/or treating a Southeast Asian adolescent psychiatric patient, the American therapist may be overwhelmed by the vast cultural differences. We have reviewed 28 cases of adolescents encountered in a psychiatric setting in order to provide a description of their presenting complaints and problems. Diagnostic categories and demographic characteristics are described, as well as current areas of needs for t adolescent psychiatric patients from Southeast Asia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-85
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Volume171
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1983

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