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Islamophobia from an American Muslim Perspective

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This chapter describes Islamophobia from the American Muslim perspective. It highlights the experience of American Muslims with an emphasis on the current sociopolitical climate. Effects of discrimination on Muslim mental health, help-seeking behaviors, and public health are discussed. To this end, the chapter discusses current efforts to support Muslim mental health.

Keywords

  • Islamophobia
  • American
  • Mental health
  • Stigma
  • Discrimination
  • Arab
  • Middle East
  • Terrorism
  • Surveillance
  • Rehearsal
  • Scales
  • Media

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Awaad, R., Maklad, S., Musa, I. (2019). Islamophobia from an American Muslim Perspective. In: Moffic, H., Peteet, J., Hankir, A., Awaad, R. (eds) Islamophobia and Psychiatry. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-00512-2_18

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