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Author Mendenhall, Emily, 1982- author

Title Syndemic suffering : social distress, depression, and diabetes among Mexican immigrant women / Emily Mendenhall
Published Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource (145 pages) : illustrations
Series Advances in critical medical anthropology ; v. 4
Advances in critical medical anthropology ; v. 4
Contents Synthesizing the syndemic -- Synergies of the self : the endurance of syndemic suffering -- Unpacking VIDDA : an analysis of social stress -- Borderlands : immigration, integration, and isolation -- Narrative to mechanism : understanding distress and diabetes
Summary "In a major contribution to the study of diabetes, this book is the first to analyze the disease through a syndemic framework. An innovative, mixed-methods study, Emily Mendenhall shows how adverse social conditions, such as poverty and oppressive relationships, disproportionately stress certain populations and expose them to disease clusters. She goes beyond epidemiological research that has linked diabetes and depression, revealing how broad structural inequalities play out in the life histories of individuals, families and communities and lead to higher rates of mortality and morbidity"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject Diabetes in women.
Mexican American women -- Health and hygiene.
Mexican American women -- Social conditions.
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms.
Behavioral Symptoms.
Delivery of Health Care.
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2.
Diabetes Mellitus.
Emigrants and Immigrants.
Endocrine System Diseases.
Glucose Metabolism Disorders.
Life Change Events.
Life Style.
Metabolic Diseases.
Named Groups
Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases.
Population Characteristics.
Psychiatry and Psychology
Psychological Phenomena and Processes
Psychology, Social.
Stress, Psychological.
Women's Health.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1611321425
1611321433 (electronic bk.)
1611326834 (electronic bk.)
9781611321432 (electronic bk.)
9781611326833 (electronic bk.)