Expressions of anxiety in African Americans: ethnography and the epidemiological catchment area studies.

@article{HeurtinRoberts1997ExpressionsOA,
  title={Expressions of anxiety in African Americans: ethnography and the epidemiological catchment area studies.},
  author={S Heurtin-Roberts and Lonnie M Snowden and Lupe Miller},
  journal={Culture, medicine and psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={337-63}
}
High levels of anxiety have long been reported for African Americans. Recent analyses of Epidemiological Catchment Area (ECA) data have failed to support this, although contemporary ethnographies have discussed important African American folk idioms of anxiety. This study compares ethnographically reported symptoms of anxiety in African Americans to those reported in the ECA data. A multivariate analysis of female African American and European American differences in comparable ECA and… CONTINUE READING

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