Year: 1977 Source: American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, v.47, no.4, (1977), p.701-713 SIEC No: 19840800

The residents of San Francisco’s Chinatown demonstrate a substantial number of economic & social ills reflecting the history of Chinese-Americans & the orientation of American society towards them. Changes in the immigration laws have presented particularly stressful circumstances for the traditional Chinese-American family. The relationship of such social stresses to the incidence & form of psychopathology, including an unusually high incidence of suicide, is noted.