Help seeking by immigrant Indochinese psychiatric patients in Sydney, Australia.

  title={Help seeking by immigrant Indochinese psychiatric patients in Sydney, Australia.},
  author={Amber Lam and David John Kavanagh},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  volume={47 9},
To better understand factors contributing to underutilization of mental health treatment services by Asian immigrants in English-speaking countries, the authors compared the pathways to treatment of 30 psychiatric patients born in Indochina who currently resided in Australia and 30 Australian-born patients. A semistructured interview was used to gather data on time between onset of psychiatric symptoms and treatment in the first and most recent illness episodes. Indochinese patients took longer… CONTINUE READING

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