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Overview: white norms and psychiatric diagnosis of black patients
Am J Psychiatry 1981;138:279-285.
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Allegations of psychiatric misdiagnosis of black patients are supported by only a few examples of such errors, but there is a modest body of circumstantial evidence suggesting that black patients run a higher risk of being misdiagnosed than white patients. The author reviews the studies providing such evidence and concludes that greater awareness among clinicians and research into more appropriate diagnostic criteria for black patients are desirable.

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