Chang, Trina E,M.D., M.P.H., et al. "Race/Ethnicity and Other Social Determinants of Psychological Well-being and Functioning in Mental Health Clinics." Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, vol. 25, no. 3, 2014, pp. 1418-31. ProQuest
Significant racial and ethnic differences exist in the receipt of psychiatric care and help-seeking. The researchers examined the relationship between race/ethnicity and psychological well-being and functioning in psychiatric outpatients. They analyzed intake data for 8,697 adult patients in psychiatry clinics in New England between 2008 and 2010. The findings suggest that the relationship between race/ethnicity and mental health may be confounded by other socioeconomic or health differences and may be small compared with the effect of those variables. Future studies on race and psychological well-being should take social determinants of health into consideration.