Despite an increased focus on mental health and treatments available, disparities in care based on ethnic/racial differences still occur. For example, it is estimated that of Black adults who need mental health care, only one in three actually receive it.1 The care that is received, however, may still represent bias and misdiagnosis as Black men are four times as likely than white men to be diagnosed with schizophrenia.2 Therefore, the need to address ethnic/racial disparities in mental health care only begins with equal access, and must also include culturally sensitive and equitable treatments.
This CMEO BriefCase will discuss the mental health care challenges of a 28-year-old Black male, with a history of schizophrenia and previous failed attempts at treatment. Expert faculty will discuss common barriers faced by ethnic/racially diverse patients, including mistrust and stigmas that come from family and community members and disparities that health care professionals need to address. Culturally equitable treatments will be discussed in the context of the case.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:
Supported by an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson.
Physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, specializing in psychiatry, emergency medicine, or primary care.
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Dr. Peek reports the following financial relationships: Consultant: Pfizer Inc.
Dr. Oliver-Pyatt reports no financial relationships to disclose.
Dr. Sukhera reports no financial relationships to disclose.
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