Indigenous mental health: the limits of medicalised solutions

Hunter, Ernest (2020) Indigenous mental health: the limits of medicalised solutions. Australasian Psychiatry, 28 (1). pp. 55-57.

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The excess burden of mental disorders experienced by Indigenous Australians is complexly overdetermined. Social and political factors contributing to the intransigence of vulnerability are reviewed, and the wider arena of neoliberal political change considered.


The dynamic relationship between disadvantage and mental health vulnerability requires that practitioners should be attuned to both the ‘big picture’ and ‘modest and practical ways’ to contribute to reducing the developmental embedding of social disadvantage and transgenerational vulnerability.

Item ID: 60679
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 1440-1665
Keywords: aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Indigenous, mental health, social determinants
Copyright Information: © The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2019
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2019 07:45
FoR Codes: 45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4504 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing > 450419 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social determinants of health @ 100%
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