Corpus ID: 43827963

Treatment characteristics and illness burden among European Americans, African Americans, and Latinos in the first 2,000 patients of the systematic treatment enhancement program for bipolar disorder.

  title={Treatment characteristics and illness burden among European Americans, African Americans, and Latinos in the first 2,000 patients of the systematic treatment enhancement program for bipolar disorder.},
  author={Jodi M. Gonzalez and P. Thompson and M. Escamilla and Mako Araga and Vivek Singh and N. Farrelly and M. Thase and D. Miklowitz and C. Bowden},
  journal={Psychopharmacology bulletin},
  volume={40 1},
OBJECTIVE Across ethnicity/race, prevalence rates of bipolar disorder are similar. However, African Americans and Latinos may receive less specialty mental health treatment and different medications, and may be less adherent to treatment regimens than European American patients. This study compared illness characteristics, treatment history, and overall functioning in a sample of European American, African American, and Latino patients with bipolar disorder. METHODS The samples were drawn… Expand
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