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Schizophrenia on African American women in 1970s. Causes and Effects. Schizophrenia.

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schizophrenia
Schizophrenia
  • “Schizophrenia is a mental disorder that makes it hard to: Tell the difference between what is real and not real; Think clearly; Have normal emotional responses; Act normally in social situations.” – National Library of Medicine
settings
Settings
  • Black Revolution
  • Discriminations and Racism
  • Lowest class in the society
causes
Causes
  • Associated with traumas that the patient had experienced during the early stage of life.
effects
Effects
  • Social effects
  • Psychological effects
social effects
Social effects
  • Family
  • School
  • Social connections
jackie powell s mother
Jackie Powell’s mother
  • Cause: unhappy marriage
  • Divorced
  • Lost her jobs
  • Viewed as crazy person
  • Ruined Jackie’s childhood
lindar
Lindar
  • Attended to a White-dominant college
  • Paranoid, talking to herself and withdrawing
  • No social connections with roommates and other students
  • Worsen family relationships
psychological
Psychological
  • Gender identity
  • Institutionalized
  • Suicide
gender identity
Gender Identity
  • Case Western Reserve University Gender Identity Clinic
  • 5 out of 174 patients were black female
  • 4 were diagnosed with Schizophrenia
ruthy
Ruthy
  • Was sexually abused by both parents
  • Several hospitalizations for acute schizophrenic episodes
  • Severely suicidal
  • Unable to distinguish her fantasies from reality
ola mae clemons
Ola Mae Clemons
  • Imprisoned for 30 days
  • Experienced many discrimination acts
  • Fail marriage
  • “nervous breakdown”
  • Institutionalized for 35 years
works cited
Works Cited
  • Powell, Jackie. “First Person Account: Paranoid Schizophrenia – A Daughter’s Story.”

Schizophrenia Bulletin 24.1 (1998): 175-177. Print.

  • Jackson, Vanessa. “In Our Own Voice: African-American Stories of Oppression, Survival and Recovery in Mental Health Systems.” Atlanta, GA: Vanessa Jackson, 2001. National Empowerment Center. Web. 3 Apr. 2014.
  • Carter, H. James. “Sociocultural Factors in the Psychiatric Assessment of Black Patients: A Case Study.” Journal of the National Medical Association 75.8 (1983): 817-820. Print.
  • Lothstein, L. M. and Howard Roback. “Black Female Transsexuals and Schizophrenia: A Serendipitous Finding?” Archives of Sexual Behavior 13.4 (1984): 371-386. Print.