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The role of discrimination and social defeat in black mental health

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

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Dissociation and misdiagnosis of schizophrenia in populations experiencing chronic discrimination and social defeat September 2022 Journal of Trauma & Dissociation DOI:10.1080/15299732.2022.2120154 Ab

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