The use of psychiatric medications to treat depressive disorders in African American women.

@article{Jackson2006TheUO,
  title={The use of psychiatric medications to treat depressive disorders in African American women.},
  author={Allesa P Jackson},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={62 7},
  pages={793-800}
}
Review of the current literature confirms that African American women as a group are underdiagnosed and undertreated for psychiatric disorders. Hence, much effort is targeted towards awareness, screening, and improving access to health care for this population. However, once an African American woman is diagnosed with a major mental health disorder, determining the optimal course of treatment is a process that must be approached carefully because of gender and racial/ethnic differences in… CONTINUE READING

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