“You have to fight to legitimize your existence all the time”: The social context of depression in men with physical disabilities

Dena Hassouneh, Kiki Fornero

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)80-87
Number of pages8
JournalArchives of psychiatric nursing
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Economic precarity
  • Male depression
  • Marginalization
  • Social determinants of health
  • Stigma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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