Mental Health Study

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Social Work


In recent research, a correlation between sexism, mental health, and job satisfaction has been shown (Rubin, Paolini, Subasić, & Giacomini, 2019). Another study has shown a different aspect regarding age, gender, and mental disorders with their quality of care when seeking medical attention (Préville, Mechakra-Tahiri, Vasiliadis, Quesnel, Gontijo-Guerra, Lamoureux-Lamarche, & Berbiche, 2015). Gender is the two similarities in these studies, showing a cause for concern. Society tends to approach men and women with a mental disorder differently (Wirth & Bodenhausen, 2009). The purpose of this study is to examine the differences in preferences of gender and mental disorders. By examining these differences, we can determine if there is a gender gap (Krasnova, A., Eaton, W. W., & Samuels, J. F., 2019). Further research could explore whether that gap deters certain individuals with a mental illness from getting the help they want or need (Slyepchenko, A., Frey, B. N., Lafer, B., Nierenberg, A. A., Sachs, G. S., & Dias, R. S., 2017). This study will try to fill the gap in the literature on how different mental disorders in men and women affect stress and empathy in those who have not been diagnosed with a mental disorder (Wingenfeld, Duesenberg, Fleischer, Roepke, Dziobek, Otte, & Wolf, 2018).

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Peter Kindle

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Social Work

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