Mental Health, Racism and Sexism

Mental Health, Racism and Sexism

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Following their book "Racism and Mental Health", the authors here re-examine the intersections of racism and mental health, adding sexism as another divisive issue that profoundly affects mental health. The book aims to offer fresh perspectives on contemporary controversial issues, including: interracial adoptions, teenage motherhood, gender bias in mental health diagnosis and therapy, prisons used as substitutes for hospitals, homeless families, and increasing violence in the home and on the streets.
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  • Paperback | 465 pages
  • 149.9 x 231.1 x 27.9mm | 635.04g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748403922
  • 9780748403929

Table of contents

Part One Conceptual Overview: Connections between Racism and Mental Health; Sexism and Women's Psychological Status, Racial, Ethnic and Mental Illness Stereotypes, Cognitive Process and Behavioural Effects. Part Two Individuals and Families: Transracial Adoptions; Teenage Motherhood. Part Three Social Problems and the Community: Inner City Community Mental Health; Lives in Jeopardy, Women and Homelessness. Part Four Teaching, Learning, Research and Training Issues: Training for Culturally Appropriate Mental Health Services; Women's Mental Health: Research Agenda for the Twenty-first Century.
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