African American Depression Summary

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Jebera Coughmen presented the following four symptoms of Depression for at least three weeks . Coughmen has expressed several significant problems including continued sadness that has led him to underperform at his new job. He has near daily Insomnia. For the last three weeks, he has shown no interest in family, gardening, and tinkering all of which use to be important activities to him and most days he has been eating very little with the complaint that he is not hungry. Finally, he still expresses guilt for having been laid-off after the factory he worked at closed down despite having started a new job that pays less but is more stable. There is some financial trouble as they are in the low to 1ow-average income bracket. His guilt, however, …show more content…

Jebera is African American giving his a 7.5% chance of having any disorder in his lifetime according to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In comparison, White have a 10.4% chance and Mexican Americans an 8% chance . This makes African Americans and, therefore, Jebera the least likely of the group to have a mental disorder. More specifically, African Americans have a 10.4-12% lifetime prevalence rate of depression. Again, both White and Hispanic individuals scored higher with White’s at l6.8-17.6% and Hispanic at ll.6-13.7% . There is some overlap with Hispanic and African American prevalence rates however African American rates is still a significant margin bellow Hispanic’s. Seeing this information it is interesting though still reasonable that Jebera developed …show more content…

Jebera is a male. Males have a 17.5% lifetime prevalence rate for mood disorders like depression. Whereas, females have a far higher rate with a 24.9% lifetime prevalence rate for mood disorders. This is almost a 10% difference. Further highlighting the significance of a male developing a mood disorder is substance abuse prevalence statistics. Here males lead by over a 10% margin with males having a 41.8% lifetime prevalence of substance abuse. This is in comparison to a 29.6% for females . Comparing males’ lifetime prevalence of mood disorders to substance abuse disorder there is over a 20% difference with substance abuse being more prevalent. However, Jebera is in the minority for his gender developing a mood disorder instead of a different

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