ABSTRACT

Trauma, Racism, Chronic Stress and the Health of Black Americans   [open pdf - 622KB]

From the Summary Findings: "[R]acism and associated trauma and violence contribute to mental health disorders, particularly depression, anxiety and PTSD [post-traumatic stress disorder], and chronic health conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, maternal mortality/infant mortality and morbidity in African Americans. Racism is considered a fundamental cause of adverse health outcomes for racial/ethnic minorities and racial/ethnic inequities in health. The primary domains of racism - structural/institutional racism, cultural racism, and individual-level discrimination-- are linked to mental and physical health outcomes. Racism and violence targeting a specific community is increasingly associated with complex trauma and intergenerational trauma, all of which have physical and behavioral health consequences."

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2020-06-03
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