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    Depression among emigrants rooted in Ireland, say researchers

    By Noreen Bowden | September 30, 2007

    The origins of depression among many Irish emigrants in Britain are located in Ireland or in difficult life circumstances, rather than the experience of migration, according to recently published research.

    The researchers behind “Explanations of depression among Irish migrants in Britain” said they had hypothesised that the explanations for psychological distress may have been related to unprepared or spontaneous migration. After interviewing Irish-born migrants living in London, they found that this theory was not supported.

    The article’s abstract is online at, where the whole article may be purchased.

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