Asian American Mental Health
Posted 8/23/08
Some articles that came up on my RSS feeds a couple of days ago:

Suicide In Asian Americans: Family Conflict Increases Risk Of Suicide Attempts
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/08/080817223446.htm


Asian Americans whose families experience a high degree of interpersonal conflict have a three-fold greater risk of attempting suicide when compared with Asian Americans overall, according to a new study by University of California, Davis, researchers. The risk is tripled even among those who have never had a diagnosis of depression.


Biracial Asian Americans And Mental Health
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/08/080817223530.htm


A new study of Chinese-Caucasian, Filipino-Caucasian, Japanese-Caucasian and Vietnamese-Caucasian individuals concludes that biracial Asian Americans are twice as likely as monoracial Asian Americans to be diagnosed with a psychological disorder.
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Future research should investigate the factors that explain the higher rate of diagnosed psychological disorders among biracial Asian Americans, Zane said. Possibilities include influences of ethnic identification and experiences of ethnic discrimination.
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Posted 8/30/08
Good to know...info campaign to concerned
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Posted 8/30/08
Yay for me, for being 100% of my blood. Anyways, but I do have some problems (psychologically... ehem ehem) also.
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Posted 8/30/08
It's a good thing I have 1/4 Spanish, not American blood in my Filipino veins. Saves me from being a potential whacko.
Posted 8/30/08
I don't wanna have a psychological disorder
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Posted 8/30/08
it means asians should not to mix with white people
i think it goes for anyone haha oh im kidding obviously :3
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Posted 9/5/08
please,if that was true,then it's a society problem not a blood problem!!!!
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Posted 9/5/08
This is strange...

I originally thought the high suicide rates in "East" Asia was due to the conformist Confucian culture and complex societal relationships via rigid hierarchies?

But the inclusion of Filipino Americans, and Asian-Americans who grow up in America with American culture shows more factors are involved...
Posted 9/5/08 , edited 9/5/08
Being American or mixed wouldn't make you have psychological problems, idiot posters. Anywa7ys, I'm guessing this is because of the culture differences between Asia and America and the ethnic gorups, so 1st generation American Asians/ biracial people have a lot of problems within their families. I'm first generation Nigerian-American, so I understand how it is.
Posted 9/6/08
That's not very reliable, nor worth paying more attention to. Well, there might be an identity crisis, but as it is I doubt that this is an universal rule that would apply on all of them.

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Posted 9/6/08
.....psycological....order??
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Posted 9/6/08
What the hell? Asian-Caucasian mixes are hot as hell? Why would they commit suicide?

Can I get an Amen?
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Posted 9/7/08
Asian guys just need to grow a pair of balls, women need to stop being fucking prudes
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Posted 7/16/09
OP gone, thread dead.

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