Are There Racial Differences in the Experience of Harmful or Traumatic Events within Psychiatric Settings?

Are There Racial Differences in the Experience of Harmful or Traumatic Events within Psychiatric... The current study examined racial differences in the reported frequency and distress associated with potentially harmful or traumatic experiences occurring within psychiatric settings. One hundred and forty-two (109 African-American; 32 Caucasian) randomly selected adult consumers recruited from a community psychosocial day program completed a battery of self-report measures to assess experiences in the psychiatric setting, lifetime trauma exposure, PTSD severity, and were the subject of a chart review. A subset of participants (20%) also completed a qualitative interview exploring their perceptions of events occurring in psychiatric settings. Few racial differences were noted in the reported frequency or distress associated with particular events in the psychiatric setting. However, we found differential patterns of association between adverse psychiatric events and lifetime trauma history, and racial differences in diagnosis and medications prescribed by the mental health center. These racial differences merit further attention to better understand their meaning and to improve mental health services provided to both African-Americans and Caucasian public-sector psychiatric patients. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

Are There Racial Differences in the Experience of Harmful or Traumatic Events within Psychiatric Settings?

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2007 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
ISSN
0033-2720
eISSN
1573-6709
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11126-006-9031-x
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Abstract

The current study examined racial differences in the reported frequency and distress associated with potentially harmful or traumatic experiences occurring within psychiatric settings. One hundred and forty-two (109 African-American; 32 Caucasian) randomly selected adult consumers recruited from a community psychosocial day program completed a battery of self-report measures to assess experiences in the psychiatric setting, lifetime trauma exposure, PTSD severity, and were the subject of a chart review. A subset of participants (20%) also completed a qualitative interview exploring their perceptions of events occurring in psychiatric settings. Few racial differences were noted in the reported frequency or distress associated with particular events in the psychiatric setting. However, we found differential patterns of association between adverse psychiatric events and lifetime trauma history, and racial differences in diagnosis and medications prescribed by the mental health center. These racial differences merit further attention to better understand their meaning and to improve mental health services provided to both African-Americans and Caucasian public-sector psychiatric patients.

Journal

Psychiatric QuarterlySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 8, 2007

References

  • Functional impairment and utilization of services associated with posttraumatic stress in the community
    Amaya-Jackson, L; Davidson, JR; Hughes, DC
  • Trauma within the psychiatric setting: Conceptual framework, research directions, and policy implications
    Frueh, BC; Dalton, ME; Johnson, MR
  • Trauma within the psychiatric setting: A preliminary empirical report
    Cusack, KJ; Frueh, BC; Hiers, TG

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