Prevalence of Depression among Vietnamese Elderly

By:
Dr. Tuyen D. Nguyen,
Dr. Susan Larsen
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The subject of depression (a disorder of the representation and regulation of mood and emotion) in the elderly population in the United States as well as specifically the elderly Vietnamese immigrant has been emerging for a myriad of reasons, many of which will be examined in this article. Investigating the mental health issues, specifically depression among the elderly Vietnamese population in the U.S., is of considerable importance, as few such empirical studies have been conducted. The Vietnamese elderly are often a quiet sub grouping of individuals who all but go unobserved by mainstream America as well as the academic community.


Keywords: Vietnamese, Depression, Elderly
Stream: Ethnicity, Difference, Identity, Immigration, Refugees, Race, Nation
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
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Dr. Tuyen D. Nguyen

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Services, California State University, Fullerton
USA


Dr. Susan Larsen

Assistant Professor, Department of Human Services, California State University, Fullerton
USA


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