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Ethnicity: An Agenda For Mental Health

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7266.968 (Published 14 October 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:968
  1. Gregory Simon, Investigator
  1. Center for Health Studies, Group Health Cooperative, Seattle, USA

    Eds Dinesh Bhugra, Veena Bahl


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    Gaskell (Royal College of Psychiatrists), £25, pp 240

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    The chapters in this book attempt to address several timely questions: Are diagnostic categories developed in Britain and the United States appropriate for other national or ethnic groups? Why are certain ethnic groups overrepresented in secure inpatient facilities and underrepresented among those receiving outpatient care? How can the demand for diverse and non-traditional mental health services be reconciled with the mandate to provide services proved in randomised controlled trials?

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