The influence of racial factors on psychiatric diagnosis: A review and suggestions for research

  title={The influence of racial factors on psychiatric diagnosis: A review and suggestions for research},
  author={Harold W. Neighbors and James S. Jackson and Linn Campbell and Donald Williams},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
Research on race and diagnosis initially focused on black-white differences in depression and schizophrenia. Statistics showing a higher treated prevalence of schizophrenia and a lower prevalence of depression for blacks seemed to support the claim that blacks did not suffer from depression. Others argued, however, that clinicians were misdiagnosing depression in blacks. This article reviews empirical studies of racial differences in individual symptoms and summarizes the evidence on… 

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