Are There Racial Differences in the Experience of Harmful or Traumatic Events within Psychiatric Settings?

  title={Are There Racial Differences in the Experience of Harmful or Traumatic Events within Psychiatric Settings?},
  author={Karen J. Cusack and Anouk L. Grubaugh and Eunsil Yim M.S. and Rebecca G. Knapp and Cynthia S. Robins and Bartley Christopher Frueh},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
The current study examined racial differences in the reported frequency and distress associated with potentially harmful or traumatic experiences occurring within psychiatric settings. One hundred and forty-two (109 African-American; 32 Caucasian) randomly selected adult consumers recruited from a community psychosocial day program completed a battery of self-report measures to assess experiences in the psychiatric setting, lifetime trauma exposure, PTSD severity, and were the subject of a… CONTINUE READING

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