Overdiagnosis of Schizophrenia in Black Patients


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Inaccurate diagnosis of schizophrenia and/or missed diagnosis of affective disorders can lead to inappropriate and inadequate treatment; worsened outcomes can follow. Because schizophrenia is a complex condition with a broad range of signs and symptoms that also occur in other mental disorders, it can be difficult to differentiate it from other serious mental disorders, especially mood disorders. Notably, these other conditions should actually be ruled out before arriving at a diagnosis of schizophrenia. In this episode, Danielle Hairston, M.D. and Chantel Fletcher join the podcast to discuss the issue of overdiagnosis of schizophrenia in Black male patients, especially.

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