Mental Health Services Research

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 231–237

Ethnic Minorities


DOI: 10.1023/A:1020920800686

Cite this article as:
Miranda, J., Lawson, W. & Escobar, J. Ment Health Serv Res (2002) 4: 231. doi:10.1023/A:1020920800686


Ethnic minorities have relatively similar rates of mood disorders as do white Americans, but they are much less likely to receive appropriate care. Barriers to care include lack of insurance, few minority providers' racism, and distrust of care providers. A priority in research is identifying practice interventions and policies that could eliminate disparities in care.

ethnic minorities race depression disparities 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Health Services Research CenterLos Angeles

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