Mental illness is often not recognised among black people

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 05 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:993
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    People with mental health problems are missing out on treatment because they are not being diagnosed in primary care or referred to specialist services appropriately.

    White people who are mentally ill stand the best chance of being given a diagnosis and treatment, while mental illness in black people is more likely to go unrecognised, according to the first comprehensive survey of psychiatric morbidity and service use in …

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