Migration and Mental Health
The Migration Experience
the physical transition of an individual or a group from one society to another. This transition usually involves abandoning one social setting and entering a different one(Eisenstadt, 1955, p. 1).
a relatively permanent moving away of … migrants, from one geographical location to another, preceded by decision-making on the part of the migrants on the basis of a hierarchically ordered set of values or valued ends and resulting in changes in the interactional set of migrants (Mangalam, 1968, p. 8).
a permanent or semipermanent change of residence (Lee, 1966, p. 49).
the process of social change whereby an individual moves from one cultural setting to another for the purpose of settling down either permanently or for a prolonged period (Bhugra & Jones, 2001, p. 216).
Accordingly, migration refers to both movement within and across national borders. It encompasses internal migrants, such as agricultural workers and immigrants,...
KeywordsMental Illness Bipolar Disorder Mental Health Service Mental Health Care Asylum Seeker
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