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Psychiatric disorder onset and first treatment contact in the United States and Ontario.

Authors
  • Olfson, M
  • Kessler, R C
  • Berglund, P A
  • Lin, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of psychiatry
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1998
Volume
155
Issue
10
Pages
1415–1422
Identifiers
PMID: 9766774
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

These results challenge the assumption that the universal health insurance plan in Ontario promotes greater access to mental health services than is available in the United States for vulnerable groups. Marked differences between disorders in the speed to first treatment suggest that in both countries, clinical factors play an important role in the timing of the initial decision to seek treatment.

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