Tag: Social determinants of health
An article by the APA president merely pays lip service to the psychosocial causes of mental health problems.
We need to stop believing that suffering people are genetically inferior or “diseased.” You, as sufferer, are not alone in having social determinants of health. They are universal. They are systemic. And they are not solvable or “addressable” at the individual level. The only way to alleviate negative social determinants of health is to create a more equitable, inclusive, and just society.
Structural competency is put forth as a framework that addresses social and structural determinants in global mental health.
Already-existing ICD codes provide a diagnostic alternative to biomedical models of health by contextualizing suffering within psychosocial conditions, yet these codes are underutilized.
The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has released a toolkit that will help physicians identify and respond to key social determinants impacting their...
Researchers argue that a structural competency and social determinants of health approach must be made central to psychiatry training.