Little is known about the common experience of depression in men with physical disabilities. To help address this gap, we present findings from a qualitative study situated in the social determinants of health (SDH). Findings describe the detrimental effects of marginalization, economic precarity, restrictive masculine norms, stigma, and the need to resist ableist messages on men's health and well-being. It is our intention to raise awareness of the impact of the SDH on depression in men with physical disabilities and encourage clinicians and policy makers to address the social domain as they seek to improve mental health in this population.
- Economic precarity
- Male depression
- Social determinants of health
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Phychiatric Mental Health