MARCH+30+SOCIAL+RESPONSE

MARCH+30+SOCIAL+RESPONSE - FINDINGS I. About 30% of people...

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FINDINGS I. About 30% of people diagnosed with mental illness seek professional help – “unmet need” 2. About 50% of people who are in treatment have a diagnosed condition – “overmet need” Having a mental illness and getting treatment for it two different processes
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STAGES OF HELP-SEEKING Recognition – from very likely to very unlikely Self or other recognition Choice of practitioner Adherence to treatment Huge social variation at each stage
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SOURCES OF VARIATION Resources – more resources (income, insurance) get desired treatments Culture – values and attitudes toward treatment (education, gender, ethnicity) Social Integration – strength of ties to other people (marital status)
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RESOURCES Lowest income most likely to be in public mental hospitals Neglect now more likely than custodial Emergence of insurance and Medicaid for outpatient Wealthiest *and poorest* now more likely to enter outpatient treatment Near-poor least likely to be in outpatient
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This note was uploaded on 11/20/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY 920:307 taught by Professor Horwitz during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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