Moving to a new country is a stressful experience, putting migrants at increased risk of anxiety disorders. But they aren’t the only ones who suffer: their children and grandchildren also experience more anxiety and higher rates of suicide than the general population.The rest is paywalled. Note the lame explanations.
This might be down to the discrimination experienced by ethnic minorities, or to chemical markers of stress inherited through the generations.
That’s what Baptiste Pignon at Public Assistance Hospitals of Paris and his colleagues have found after combing through health surveys collected from 38,694 people …
The obvious explanation is not discrimination or stress inheritance, but the fact that they are living in an alien culture.
Suppose your family came from a Moslem country that believes in killing infidels. And then you have to live among infidels, and attend schools that teach you uncomfortable truths. You might suffer anxiety.
Or maybe it is the high anxiety immigrants who come here already have high anxiety or other mental illness.
They should also look at the anxiety of the native population that is increased as a bunch of Third World migrants move into the neighborhood. Sweded imported a bunch of Moslems, and now it is the rape capital of the world. Surely that has increased the anxiety of Swedish women.