Depression and African Americans

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About the Course:

According to the Minorities’ Diminished Returns (MDR) theory, the health returns of socioeconomic status (SES) are systemically smaller for Blacks compared to Whites. These three articles look at the different ways SES impacts black youths and adult women.

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Shervin Assari

Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; Center for Research on Ethnicity, Culture and Health, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Comprehend mainstream SES theory and new data in opposition to that as is it pertains to race and gender.

  2. Acknowledge these studies identify higher SES as a risk for Major Depressive Disorder in African American males.

  3. Identify factors including structural racism that may place African American males at risk for depression.

Parental Educational Attainment and Mental Well-Being of College Students: Diminished Returns

Questions 1-4 are based on this article.

Educational Attainment Better Protects African American Women than African American Men

Questions 5 – 10 are based on this article.

Depression among Black Youth; Interaction of Class and Place

Questions 11- 14 are based on this article

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Course Number: 102436
Credit Hours: 2cr
Exam Fee: $13.94
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