[Emigration in hard conditions: the Immigrant Syndrome with chronic and multiple stress (Ulysses' Syndrome)]

Vertex. Mar-Apr 2005;16(60):105-13.
[Article in Spanish]


During the latest years, immigrant populations have been living in very hard conditions. To million people, migration is becoming a process with a high level of stress surpassing the human being capacity of adaptation. This people are prone to suffer the Immigrant Syndrome with chronic and multiple stress and the so called Ulysses Syndrome, what is becoming a serious health problem in the countries that receive the immigrants. This situation is the by-product of the unjust globalization and of the worsening of the living and health conditions of those undergoing such a displacement. In this article, the author postulates a relationship between the high level of stress suffered by the immigrants and their presentation of psychopathological symptoms.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Emigration and Immigration*
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / diagnosis*
  • Mental Disorders / etiology*
  • Spain
  • Stress, Psychological / diagnosis*
  • Stress, Psychological / etiology*
  • Syndrome