Use of professional and informal support by African Americans and Caribbean blacks with mental disorders.

@article{Woodward2008UseOP,
  title={Use of professional and informal support by African Americans and Caribbean blacks with mental disorders.},
  author={Amanda Toler Woodward and Robert J Taylor and Kai McKeever Bullard and Harold W. Neighbors and Linda M. Chatters and James S. Jackson},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2008},
  volume={59 11},
  pages={1292-8}
}
OBJECTIVES This study investigated the use of professional services and informal support among African Americans and Caribbean blacks with a lifetime mood, anxiety, or substance use disorder. METHODS Data were from the National Survey of American Life. Multinomial logistic regression was used to test the utilization of professional services only, informal support only, both, or neither. Analyses controlled for sociodemographic characteristics, disorder-related variables, and family network… CONTINUE READING