The distribution of psychiatric morbidity in black Americans: A review and suggestions for research

@article{Neighbors1984TheDO,
  title={The distribution of psychiatric morbidity in black Americans: A review and suggestions for research},
  author={Harold W. Neighbors},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
  year={1984},
  volume={20},
  pages={169-181}
}
Despite extensive research, the epidemiologic literature is confusing and inconclusive in its assessment of how various forms of psychiatric morbidity are distributed within the black population. This article reviews empirical studies comparing rates of psychiatric morbidity between blacks and whites, focusing on findings from two types of epidemiologic research: treatment rate studies and community surveys. Two major conclusions are reached. The first is that no definitive conclusions can be… CONTINUE READING

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