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Medical Xpress: Racial Disparities Found in Mental Health Treatment of Asian Americans

posted by Randall

bilingual health servicesA study by researchers at UC Davis has found Asian American and other racial and ethnic groups are less likely to be referred for certain treatments, reports Medical Xpress.

The study is published in today’s Health Services Research, a journal of the American Hospital Association.

Researchers found that Asian Americans were the least likely to be assessed or counseled  for mental health services and drug abuse counseling. They are also less likely to receive treatment with medication.

“These findings are especially important for medical providers treating racial and ethnic minorities,” Meyer said. “Minorities are far more likely to seek treatment for their mental-health problems from their primary-care physicians. Since these providers are the source of referrals to mental-health professionals, they serve as the gatekeepers.”

You can read about the significance of these findings in the Medical Xpress.

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