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Revista de la Asociación Española de Neuropsiquiatría

On-line version ISSN 2340-2733Print version ISSN 0211-5735


NAVARRO-LASHAYAS, Miguel Ángel. Psychological and emocional distress in immigrant homeless. Rev. Asoc. Esp. Neuropsiq. [online]. 2014, vol.34, n.124, pp.711-723. ISSN 2340-2733.

Most research on social exclusion has focused on psychopathology and some other variables had been little studied. The article explores the relationship between psychological and emotional distress with sociodemographic variables, acculturative stress, social support, substance abuse, stressful life events and changes of identity in a sample of 107 homeless migrants. This has been made interviews and self-reports exploring the relationships between variables using various techniques of data analysis. The results show the importance of material resources in psychological wellbeing, and the high influence of stressful life events experienced by the person, the social support, and other variables related to the experience of social exclusion such as dehumanization, lack of control over their own lives and changes in the identity. All of which leads us to reflect on how psychology and psychiatry approaches the study of social problems, giving too much emphasis to psychopathologic diagnoses, detriment of other important variables.

Keywords : Social Problems; Social Marginalization; Emigration and Immigration; Psychosocial Impact; Stress; Psychological.

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