Managing schizophrenia in a diverse patient population

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Schizophrenia affects persons of all races and ethnicities worldwide. Racial and ethnic disparities exist with respect to diagnosis, treatment, and outcome. Therefore, mental health clinicians need to educate themselves about how to maximize their accuracy of diagnosis to prevent misdiagnosis and tailor treatment to patients' unique cultural backgrounds, which can influence their perception of their illness and their response to therapies. A patient-centered approach can maximize treatment outcomes and improve quality of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)354-363
Number of pages10
JournalDrug Benefit Trends
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2005


  • Antipsychotic agents
  • Minority mental health care
  • Pharmacologic therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy
  • Pharmacology (medical)


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