An Anthropological Critique of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Treatments, and the Associated Barriers to Care

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Title:
An Anthropological Critique of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Treatments, and the Associated Barriers to Care
Author:
Kuspis, Kathryn Anne
Issue Date:
2015
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This literature review looks critically at Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It does this by using a biocultural lens to critique treatments, stigma, and access to care. This is made possible by framing the argument around concepts of: stigmatization, structural violence, social support systems, and epigenetics. Ultimately the aim of this thesis is to expand the typical view of PTSD studies into a broader perspective, which includes structural factors, the importance of culture, and an acknowledgement of the role of the environment on human biology. Finally, suggestions are made to help encourage a more interdisciplinary approach to PTSD and other mental health disorders.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Anthropology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Pike, Ivy

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleAn Anthropological Critique of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Treatments, and the Associated Barriers to Careen_US
dc.creatorKuspis, Kathryn Anneen
dc.contributor.authorKuspis, Kathryn Anneen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis literature review looks critically at Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It does this by using a biocultural lens to critique treatments, stigma, and access to care. This is made possible by framing the argument around concepts of: stigmatization, structural violence, social support systems, and epigenetics. Ultimately the aim of this thesis is to expand the typical view of PTSD studies into a broader perspective, which includes structural factors, the importance of culture, and an acknowledgement of the role of the environment on human biology. Finally, suggestions are made to help encourage a more interdisciplinary approach to PTSD and other mental health disorders.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorPike, Ivyen
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