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Feeling "In Control" Tied To Lower Risk Of Depression Among African American Men

African American men who feel "in control" of their lives are less likely to suffer from depressive symptoms, according to a study published recently in the journal Research on Social Work Practice. Research shows that having a sense of control over one's life, a concept also known as "perceived mastery", is tied to better mental health. In surveys this is covered by items like "sometimes I feel that I'm being pushed around in life" or "I can do just about anything I really set my mind to", with responses ranging from "strongly agree" to "strongly disagree".
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