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Mental Health Oppression Of Those Suffer From Depression Gage Gorski Wayne State University
Mental Health
Oppression Of Those Suffer From
Depression
Gage Gorski
Wayne State University
Sociodemographic  Lower Income Status In Addition To:  Lower Education  Drug Use  Ages
Sociodemographic
Lower Income Status
In Addition To:
Lower Education
Drug Use
Ages 12-17 and
Death
Elderly
Pregnancy
Whites
Traumatic Events
Women
Upbringing
Highest Income
Bracket
Trends In Gender Female Male  More than twice as likely to be diagnosed.  More
Trends In Gender
Female
Male
More than twice as
likely to be diagnosed.
More likely to succeed
at suicide.
Complications and
social factors during
Symptoms are more
puberty.
Pregnancy
Menopause
expressive: aggression,
substance abuse, risk
behaviors.
Social
May be more prevalent
Pressures/Inequality/
than statistics show.
Discrimination
Cultural Trends  Different Definitions of Depression  Differing symptoms (physical vs. emotional/mental)  Social Acceptable
Cultural Trends
Different Definitions of Depression
Differing symptoms (physical vs.
emotional/mental)
Social Acceptable
Family/Environmental
Expectations
Gender Roles
Higher rates in U.S. and India
Lower rates in China and Japan
Individualistic vs. Collectivistic
(individual vs. family/group)
Stereotype History  Is Not a Real Disease/Illness  Antidepressants Work For Everyone  Men Are
Stereotype History
Is Not a Real Disease/Illness
Antidepressants Work For
Everyone
Men Are Less Likely To Become
Depressed
Talking About It Makes It Worse
The Same As Sadness
Happy People Cannot Be
Depressed
People Are Just Debby Downers
Why Stereotypes Exist  Lack Of Knowledge  Ignorance  Societal Acceptance  Cultural Beliefs 
Why Stereotypes Exist
Lack Of Knowledge
Ignorance
Societal
Acceptance
Cultural Beliefs
Sexism/Gender
Roles
Pharmaceutical
Control
Back In the Day  Has been a problem documented since Mesopotamia (Nemade)  Mental Illness
Back In the Day
Has been a problem
documented since
Mesopotamia
(Nemade)
Mental Illness
Physical Illness (body
fluid imbalance)
Witches
Inherited Trait
Mental Illness
Law And Policy  Job or Employment  Harassment  Family Medical Leave Act  Equal
Law And Policy
Job or Employment
Harassment
Family Medical
Leave Act
Equal Employment
Opportunity
Commission
Economics Antidepressants  Overly Prescribes  Cure All  First Step/Solution  Making It Worse? 
Economics
Antidepressants
Overly Prescribes
Cure All
First Step/Solution
Making It Worse?
Global Market Value
11.6 Billion Dollars
(Tanmay)
Oppression  Pills  Social Isolation  Lack of Concern  Over Generalized  Not a
Oppression
Pills
Social Isolation
Lack of Concern
Over Generalized
Not a Big Deal
Valued as Lesser
Norms Varies By Culture  Generalized  Seriousness  Treatment Labeled  Negative Stigma  Shameful
Norms
Varies By Culture
Generalized
Seriousness
Treatment
Labeled
Negative Stigma
Shameful
Individualized
Symptoms
Seriousness
Treatment
Strengths  Feel Emotions More Deeply  Struggle To Strength  Perspective  Humbling  Empathy
Strengths
Feel Emotions More
Deeply
Struggle To Strength
Perspective
Humbling
Empathy
Resilience
What’s Next  Awareness  Personal  Acceptance  Unity  Therapy
What’s Next
Awareness
Personal
Acceptance
Unity
Therapy
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