Immigrants and mental disorders

by Roberta Lunghini - 2012.02.28
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20% of patients in charge of the Department of Mental Health of the United Hospitals of Bergamo is of foreign origin. A significant figure when one considers that the relationship between natives and foreigners is 1 to 10. They are mainly European, African and South American people, aged between 24 and 34 years. Homesickness, homelessness, communication difficulties, unemployment and integration problems are the most often reported critical issues.

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