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Racial differences in attitudes toward professional mental health care and in the use of services

C Diala, C Muntaner, C Walrath, K J Nickerson, T A LaVeist, P J Leaf
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 2000, 70 (4): 455-64
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Differences in attitudes toward seeking professional mental health care and in the utilization of mental health services were examined by analyzing the second part of the National Comorbidity Survey. Prior to use of services, African Americans were found to have more positive attitudes than whites toward seeking such services, but less likely to use them. After utilization, their attitudes were found to be less positive than those of whites.

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