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Stockholm University, The Stockholm Institute of Education.
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2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Syftet med den här uppsatsen var att genom en litteraturstudie undersöka vilka huvudsakliga förklaringar som fanns till unga vuxnas psykiska ohälsa. Det var också av intresse att få se om det fanns någon skillnad i sättet att förklara orsakerna till psykisk ohälsa hos män respektive kvinnor. Studien innehöll artiklar ur Läkartidningen, Psykologtidningen, Transmittorn samt en rapport från SOU. Resultatet visade att unga vuxnas psykiska ohälsa bottnade till stor del i ett allt mer individualiserat samhälle. Det hade lett till att ett stort ansvar, många gånger högt över vad individen mäktade med, hade lagts ned på individnivå. Förmågan att göra rätt val i livet hade inte utvecklats i samma takt som de nya möjligheterna hade skapats. I analysen framkom olika förklaringsmodeller. Dessa modeller hade i sin tur bidragit till skillnaderna i sättet att beskriva orsakerna till psykisk ohälsa hos män respektive kvinnor. Kvinnor beskrevs som bräckliga och deras cyklicitet kopplades utan vetenskapliga belägg ihop med diagnosen depression. Det som gick att finna angående männens psykiska ohälsa beskrevs mer som ett beteendeproblem där aggressivitet och missbruk fick stå för den stora förklaringen.

The purpose of this paper was to understand through a review of the literature the main explanations given for mental ill-health in young adults. It was also of interest to investigate if different explanations were given for mental ill-health among young men, as opposed to women. This study reviewed articles taken from Läkartidningen, Psykologtidningen, and Transmittorn, as well as a report from SOU. The results indicated that the underlying cause for mental ill-health in young adults is to a large extent an increasingly individualized society, leading in turn to more responsibility being laid upon young adults often ill-equiped to handle it; the ability to make successful choices in life does not always develop at the same speed as the new opportunities that society creates. The analysis revealed that different explanations / models were used to describe the causes of mental ill-health in men and in women. Women were described as fragile, and a diagnosis of depression was linked, without scientific proof, to their reproductive / hormonal / monthly cycles. Mental ill-health in men, on the other hand, was described more as a behavioral problem, with aggression and drug abuse as the main cause. Keyword Young adults, gender, health, mental ill-health

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2007.
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unga vuxna, genus, hälsa, psykisk ohälsa
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-7917OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-7917DiVA: diva2:199288
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Available from: 2008-05-30 Created: 2008-05-30Bibliographically approved

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