TITLE

'AN OPEN LETTER TO MY SISTERS: WHY DON'T WE GET HELP FOR DEPRESSION?'

AUTHOR(S)
Maass-Robinson, Saundra
PUB. DATE
March 2001
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2001, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This feature article, addressed to African-American females, offers a detailed discussion of the various aspects of depression, outlines typical symptoms, and discusses factors that place African — American women in a high risk category. The author includes a discussion of stress and its role in diseases like depression. She then discusses treatment strategies including a discussion on medications and misconceptions. The article concludes with some remarks on achieving wellness, a holistic term for total body health, and challenges African American women to overcome their fears and embarrassment about seeking help for depression.
ACCESSION #
6594972

 

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