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"Their Depression Is Something Different . . . It Would Have to Be": Findings From a Qualitative Study of Black Women's Perceptions of Depression in Black Men

Watkins, D. C. and Abelson, J. M. and Jefferson, S. O. (2013) "Their Depression Is Something Different . . . It Would Have to Be": Findings From a Qualitative Study of Black Women's Perceptions of Depression in Black Men. American Journal of Men's Health, 7 (4 Supp). 45S. ISSN 1557-9883

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Abstract

This study reports findings from the Black Women’s Perceptions of Black Men’s Depression (BWP) study, which included eight focus groups with Black women (N = 46) from southeastern Michigan. Four themes illustrated the impressions of Black women from different socioeconomic backgrounds: Black men’s depression is a cultured and gendered phenomenon, the role of Black women in Black men’s depression, intergenerational differences with how depression is handled by Black men, and the need (and ways) to reach Black men with depression resources. Results underscore not only the importance of understanding the kind of depression in Black men that meets criteria described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) but also the psychological distress that may coexist with (or be separate from) DSM depression. Implications for interventions that educate, diagnose, and treat depression in Black men are discussed.


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Item Type: Article
Subjects: Health > Men's Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Mental Health
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Depositing User: Ebony Edwards
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2013 12:54
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2013 12:54
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/4156

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