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Pathways to care for patients with a first episode of psychosis. A comparison of ethnic groups.

Authors
  • Cole, E
  • Leavey, G
  • King, M
  • Johnson-Sabine, E
  • Hoar, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Publication Date
Dec 01, 1995
Volume
167
Issue
6
Pages
770–776
Identifiers
PMID: 8829745
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The routes to psychiatric services for first onset patients are different to those for chronic patients. Variables associated with social support were more important than ethnicity in determining pathways to care. Police involvement and compulsory admissions were strongly associated with the absence of GP involvement and the absence of help-seeking by a friend or relative. It may be that ethnicity becomes an important variable after the patient has come into contact with psychiatric services.

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