ERIC Number: EJ406377
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Use of Inpatient Mental Health Services by Members of Ethnic Minority Groups.
Snowden, Lonnie R.; Cheung, Freda K.
American Psychologist, v45 n3 p347-55 Mar 1990
Discusses the ethnic-related differences in mental hospitalization admittance rates, diagnoses, and length of treatment. Explores reasons other than ethnic origin that may account for these differences, including socioeconomic standing, access to alternative services, bias in practitioners' assignment of diagnostic labels, and differential stigma or capacity to tolerate a dysfunctional person. (JS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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