Socio-environmental risks for untreated depression among formerly incarcerated Latino men.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

To identify the levels of untreated depression and the socio-environmental factors associated with it among formerly incarcerated Latino men (FILM). Cross-sectional survey with 259 FILM ages 18-49 who were released from prison/jail within the prior 5 years. Depression was measured by the brief symptom inventory (BSI). Backward elimination was used to determine the best regression models. 26.9 % of the study sample reported depression. Low familism, residing farther away from family members, low utilization of health and social services, high levels of loneliness and high lifetime and current frequency of alcohol use were also associated with depression. Depression is a major problem among FILM. Addressing untreated depression among FILM must be a public health priority.

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Cited Authors

  • Muñoz-Laboy, M; Worthington, N; Perry, A; Guilamo-Ramos, V; Cabassa, L; Lee, J; Severson, N

Published Date

  • December 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1183 - 1192

PubMed ID

  • 23508876

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3928233

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1557-1920

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1557-1912

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s10903-013-9814-8


  • eng