Date of Award

Spring 5-20-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Medical Science)

Committee Chair

Dr. Toney Bernard


In a world where everything has been modernized and progressively accepted, has modern medicine kept up? With a growing population, is the accessibility to healthcare service meeting the demand and without bias? More importantly, has the growing population broken down the stigmas associated with medical conditions, like postpartum depression? There has been a notable disparity in mental health treatment worldwide, and even more so in Palestine and other third world countries of similar nature.