Contextualising women's mental distress and coping strategies in the time of AIDS: a rural South African case study.

@article{Burgess2014ContextualisingWM,
  title={Contextualising women's mental distress and coping strategies in the time of AIDS: a rural South African case study.},
  author={Rochelle Ann Burgess and Catherine M Campbell},
  journal={Transcultural psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={51 6},
  pages={875-903}
}
Increasing attention is paid to impacts of HIV/AIDS on women's mental health, often framed by decontextualized psychiatric understandings of emotional distress and treatment. We contribute to the small qualitative literature extending these findings through exploring HIV/AIDS--affected women's own accounts of their distress-focusing on the impacts of social context, and women's efforts to cope outside of medical support services. Nineteen in-depth interviews were conducted with women… CONTINUE READING
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