Karp discusses how mental illness can have a profound negative effect on ones identity.
The reading introduces a young womans experience of feeling as though she has lost her
identity to her mental illness. She discusses when she was admitted to the menta
Lopez and Guarnaccia focus on the emerging trends of immigration and United States
minority groups in the cross-cultural studies of mental health and illness. It was said that
Mexican born Mexican-Americans had lower rates of mental illness than U.S. born
There are many factors that influence the measurement of the prevalence of mental
disorders. Unfortunately, with this measurement, come major pitfalls. The most noticeable
cause of this si due to the idea of conceptual validity and the symptom checklist.
According to the chapter, social support can be negatively related to depression in the
context of social status. The support we receive socially typically comes from the people in our
same social class or status. There have been many studies suggesting t
Groups of people who experience symptom-based disorders are likely to benefit from the
transformation of behaviors into pathology. Pathology is the study and diagnosis of a disease.
People who experience symptoms that interfere with their behavior would m
Link and Phelan describe how discrimination toward mental illness occurs in a variety of
ways. Firstly, people with mental disabilities are subjected to being exploited and dominated.
This can be recognized in our society in many ways, for example, girls
Jobs with high demands and low support are likely to negatively affect ones mental
health. Having a lack of control in the work place and being unchallenged by routines can easily
make one feel like they are not living up to their true potential, a sense