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

Chamberlain Diala, Carles Muntaner, Christine Walrath, Kim J. Nickerson, Thomas A. LaVeist, Philip J. Leaf

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-464
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume70
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Nov 20
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Applied Psychology

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Diala, C., Muntaner, C., Walrath, C., Nickerson, K. J., LaVeist, T. A., & Leaf, P. J. (2000). Racial differences in attitudes toward professional mental health care and in the use of services. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 70(4), 455-464.