ABSTRACT: Black populations are diagnosed with schizophrenia at a rate that is significantly higher than white populations. This elevated diagnostic rate is often the result of misdiagnosis. This article includes a brief literature review and case presentation highlighting the importance of understanding complex racial trauma when evaluating and treating Black clients.
This article is a case study that examines the role of discrimination and social defeat in developing psychotic-like symptoms in black populations. There is a well-documented elevation in the rate of psychos is in inner-city black populations worldwide