Proceedings of Research Papers Presented At The National Research Seminar In English On “Widening Canvas Of Literature” Held On 03rd And 04th December, 2015
Mr. Jatin Verma
Govt. New Law College Indore (M.P.)
Although research on discrimination progressed significantly, it has tended to focus on racial discrimination, gender discrimination, color discrimination and language discrimination. This study explored different types of discrimination, their interactions and associations with common mental disorders. Associations between discrimination and common mental disorders were examined using multiple logistic regression models, adjusted for confounders. Discrimination attributed to age, class and skin color/race was the most frequently reported. In a fully adjusted model, discrimination attributed to skin color/race and class were both independently associated with increased odds of common mental disorders. The simultaneous reporting of skin color/race, class and age discrimination was associated with the highest odds ratio. No significant interactions were found. Skin color/race and class discrimination were important, but their simultaneous reporting, in conjunction with age discrimination, were associated with the highest occurrence of common mental disorders.
KEYWORDS: Prejudice, Mental Health, Epidemiologic Studies, intolerance, inborn, interchangeable, homosexuals, xenophobia, psychological phenomenon, theology,