Norway: Muslim youth in Norway are mentally healthier than other immigrants

According to a study from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, mental health discrepancies can be seen along national, sex, and other lines of difference. The report clashes with the assumption that immigrant youth have a higher risk of developing mental health illnesses in comparison to other youth in the country. However, according to the study, Norwegian youth who have parents who come from countries where Islam is the majority religion aren’t very different when it comes to issues of anxiety, depression, and day-to-day emotional functions. Youth with parents from Muslim countries, as a group, suffer from fewer mental illnesses compared to other immigrant youth from other non-Western countries. Speculated reasoning include emphasis placed on the importance of family structure and cohesiveness, teamwork, and more collectivist ideologies.

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