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Research identifies predictors of mental health illness among blacks, Hispanics; develops screening tool

Research identifies predictors of mental health illness among blacks, Hispanics; develops screening tool
June 30, 2015

Two recently published studies identified specific environmental factors that predicted depression, anxiety and PTSD among low-income black and Hispanic Americans and developed a screening tool for clinical assessment based on those factors.

“Extensive mental and physical health disparities exist among racial/ethnic groups. Many theories have been proposed to explain the robustness of these ethnic-based differences, including psychosocial stress models that suggest that minorities experience unique stressors that strongly impact health… [including] discrimination based on ethnicity and having multiple traumatic experiences,” study researcher Hector F. Myers, PhD, of Vanderbilt University, and colleagues wrote in Psychological Trauma. “The need for research to guide prevention and intervention efforts to reduce these disparities is particularly relevant for African Americans and Latinos who carry a disproportionally high burden of physical and mental health disorders.”

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May 22, 2015
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