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Mental health

Barriers to mental health services utilisation among migrants from mainland China in Southeast Sydney

Eisenbruch, M., Blignault, I., Ponzio, V., Rong, Y

Rotary Foundation, $41,000

Background: Chinese-language speakers comprise the largest non-English speaking population in Australia but they have among the lowest rates of mental health services utilisation.
Material: In-depth interviews were conducted with China-born mental health patients and members of the general community, and mental health service providers.
Discussion: Participants identified several factors that limit access to mental health care as well as the quality of care received: mental health literacy, stigma, communication difficulties, confidentiality concerns, service constraints and discrimination.
Conclusions: Findings have implications for the prevention and treatment of mental disorders among migrants from China, and caution against assuming heterogeneity within ethnic groups.

Fluphenazine meta-analysis and review

Adams, C., and Eisenbruch, M. (Cochrane Collaboration, Oxford)

Cross-cultural issues in bereavement and its health consequences

Eisenbruch, M. (Institute of Medicine)
Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, USA

Adaptation and health of Vietnamese mothers and children

Eisenbruch, M. (University of Cambridge)
Association of Commonwealth Universities, UK

Depressed mothers and their children

Eisenbruch, M. (RCH Research Foundation)
NHMRC Medical Postgraduate Research Scholarship, $19,000;
Uncle Bobs Scholarship, $9,000;
RCH Research Foundation, $9,000