Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Jeanette Seaberry
This epistemological review suggests that gender stereotypes and oppression have occurred throughout history and reflects past and present portrayals of women, particularly, the reflection of stereotypes and oppression cause women to suffer mental health consequences in two ways. First, societal oppression reduces and enforces women to an inferior status, which promotes mental health suffering and consequences. Second, women suffer from biased assessments, diagnoses, and treatment via hierarchical relationships and gender stereotypes from professionals. Presently, women are maintained at this subordinate position due to a lack of people and policies enforcing health standards specifically for women.
Novak, Jacqueline Lindsay, "A Reinterpretation of Historical Gender Bias and Women's Mental Health" (2003). Student Work. 1818.