December 27, 2012

Race may play role in mental health treatment access, says research

Jim Banta, Ph.D.According to newly published research, Asian and Latino parents were less likely to seek mental health treatment for their children than were parents of other races.

Jim Banta, Ph.D., associate professor in the School of Public Health's department of health policy and management, was the lead author on the article entitled "Race/Ethnicity, Parent-Identified Emotional Difficulties, and Mental Health Visits Among California Children" in the "Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research." Dr. Banta collaborated with other authors from the Loma Linda University School of Behavioral Health, the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and from UCLA.

A link to the full article is available at www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23070565.

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