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