Disparities in Adequate Mental Health Care for Past-Year Major Depressive Episodes Among Caucasian and Hispanic Youths

This study found racial and ethnic disparities in receiving adequate mental health care among Caucasian and Hispanic youths who experienced major depressive episodes in the past year. As more adolescents of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds seek access to mental health treatment services, additional study is needed about the degree to which treatment should be tailored to engage and retain racial and ethnic groups.

Population of focus: Hispanic and white youth

Link to resources: Full text of study – Disparities in Adequate Mental Health Care for Past-Year Major Depressive Episodes Among Caucasian and Hispanic (pdf)

Date: 2009

Journal: Psychiatric Services