Mental Illness Among Jews

By John Slawson, Maude Moss

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Service, June 1936

This mental health study finds a greater prevalence of psychoneuroses and related illnesses among Jews than among non-Jews, but a lower rate of institutional commitment ("the committed insane") among Jews than among non-Jews. The authors also find a correlation between the combination of minority group discrimination and intellectual superiority with the prevalence of psychoneurotic illnesses.

Topic: Institutional Care, Psychology/Psychiatry, Mental Health, Prejudice, Discrimination, Research, Health and Healing, Study, Diversity, Counseling

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Volume/Issue: Vol.12/no.4

Page Number(s): 343-350

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Slawson, John. Moss, Maude. Mental Illness Among Jews. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Service. June 1936: 343-350.


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