Chapter 9. Ethnicity and Depression and Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

  1. Lynne Walsh MSc, BSc (Hons) RMN, RGN, RNT Dip Prof Practice, Cert Ed, Cert Health Promotion Lecturer

Published Online: 4 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470749739.ch9

Depression Care across the Lifespan

Depression Care across the Lifespan

How to Cite

Walsh, L. (2009) Ethnicity and Depression and Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, in Depression Care across the Lifespan, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470749739.ch9

Author Information

  1. School of Health Science, Swansea University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470517727

Online ISBN: 9780470749739

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Keywords:

  • ethnicity and depression and mental health and learning disabilities;
  • prevalence of depression by race or ethnicity;
  • ethnicity classified in census data - individuals identifying with a particular ethnic group;
  • acute mental health care for Black and Ethnic Minorities (BEM);
  • depression in immigrants and ethnic minorities;
  • treatment acceptability varying amongst depressed Black, White and ethnic minority people;
  • physical health, ageing and depression;
  • Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE);
  • depression in people with learning disabilities;
  • self-injury distinguished from self-harm - when a person purposely injures himself without any suicidal intent

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Prevalence of depression by race or ethnicity

  • Ethnicity and diversity

  • Monitoring ethnicity and inequality

  • Depression in immigrants and ethnic minorities

  • Treatment of depression

  • Physical health, ageing and depression

  • Supporting race equality

  • Provision of services

  • Depression in people with learning disabilities

  • Low self-esteem in people with learning disabilities

  • Leaning disabilities and self-harm

  • Learning disabilities and self-injury

  • Conclusion

  • Reflection and discussion

  • References