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Cultural Stressors and Depressive Symptoms in Latino/a Adolescents: An Integrative Review.

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McCord, AL; Draucker, CB; Bigatti, S
Published in: Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association
January 2019

Latino/a adolescents experience higher levels of depressive symptoms than Caucasian and African American adolescents. Many studies found that cultural stressors contribute to this disparity, but these findings have not been integrated into a cohesive picture of the specific cultural stressors that contribute to the development of depressive symptoms for Latino/a adolescents.The purpose of this integrative review is to identify cultural stressors that are associated with depressive symptoms in Latino/a adolescents.Procedures outlined by Ganong were used to conduct the review. The results of 33 articles that met inclusion criteria were synthesized.Discrimination, family culture conflict, acculturative and bicultural stress, intragroup rejection, immigration stress, and context of reception were identified as cultural stressors that are associated with depressive symptoms in Latino/a adolescents.Clinicians should employ strategies to help Latino/a youth cope with cultural stressors and advocate for policies that support the mental health of Latino/a youth.

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Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

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EISSN

1532-5725

ISSN

1078-3903

Publication Date

January 2019

Volume

25

Issue

1

Start / End Page

49 / 65

Related Subject Headings

  • Stress, Psychological
  • Nursing
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Female
  • Family Conflict
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Adolescent Behavior
 

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McCord, A. L., Draucker, C. B., & Bigatti, S. (2019). Cultural Stressors and Depressive Symptoms in Latino/a Adolescents: An Integrative Review. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 25(1), 49–65. https://doi.org/10.1177/1078390318778885
McCord, Allison L., Claire Burke Draucker, and Silvia Bigatti. “Cultural Stressors and Depressive Symptoms in Latino/a Adolescents: An Integrative Review.Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 25, no. 1 (January 2019): 49–65. https://doi.org/10.1177/1078390318778885.
McCord AL, Draucker CB, Bigatti S. Cultural Stressors and Depressive Symptoms in Latino/a Adolescents: An Integrative Review. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 2019 Jan;25(1):49–65.
McCord, Allison L., et al. “Cultural Stressors and Depressive Symptoms in Latino/a Adolescents: An Integrative Review.Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, vol. 25, no. 1, Jan. 2019, pp. 49–65. Epmc, doi:10.1177/1078390318778885.
McCord AL, Draucker CB, Bigatti S. Cultural Stressors and Depressive Symptoms in Latino/a Adolescents: An Integrative Review. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association. 2019 Jan;25(1):49–65.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association

DOI

EISSN

1532-5725

ISSN

1078-3903

Publication Date

January 2019

Volume

25

Issue

1

Start / End Page

49 / 65

Related Subject Headings

  • Stress, Psychological
  • Nursing
  • Male
  • Humans
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Female
  • Family Conflict
  • Emigration and Immigration
  • Depressive Disorder
  • Adolescent Behavior