Depression and African American Women
Depression is an increasing problem for African American women. The assumption that all women share similar experiences does not allow for differences to emerge regarding the diagnostic process, measuring tools, and successful treatment strategies for various cultures. This book addresses diverse perspectives related to African American women and depression. A proposed model is developed to conceptualize cultural sensitive strategies for improving health outcomes. The health information and strategies suggested will be helpful for health and human service professionals in identifying and providing cultural competent care, treatment etc. for this population. The author has included a cultural sensitive depression scale.
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