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New Study Shows Mental Health Diagnoses and Treatment Vary Significantly by Race and Ethnicity

April 18, 2016

(Kaiser Permanente) – A large study from Kaiser Permanente, involving more than 7 million adults, found significant differences in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions based on the race and ethnicity of the patients. The new study published in the journal Psychiatric Services, also found that regardless of race or ethnicity, patients were more than twice as likely to receive medication for a mental health condition than formal psychotherapy.

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