This is interesting. Id love to know the biological reasons for this?!
I’m pretty sure they debunked this a long time ago when they decided it wasn’t exclusive to black guys but more because of the city life.
I haven’t read this article, so maybe this is addressed in it, but there is a tendency in the US at least for doctors to (I imagine subconsciously) factor race in a diagnosis. If a white person and a black person present identical symptoms and histories to a doctor, the white person is more likely to get a bipolar diagnosis, while the black person is more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia. Latin@s are more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, as well.
so 10% of people of african origin get sz as opposed to the usual 1% in the rest of the world?
I don’t believe this
May have something to do with the greater rates of experience of racism, poverty, stress.
Similar to the experience of immigrants.
Id did a med study ten years ago, I was the only white person in it all 13 ware black, testing abilify, checking the health and hearts of us, they had three passaway after the study. heart , the meds are good, but the makup of people are more diverse in blacks, poor yours that did the study stayed bad on the study drug but the middle class ones ware stable, but had harder sideafacts, why? I do not know.
Doctor kwane Mackenzie explained this preety good in this video >> https://youtu.be/QxVY2Vptfwg >> is kne of the top sz and paychosis researchers in the world
Reminds me of left handed people/studies.
Maybe it has something to do with the way they’re using our prisons as substitutes for mental hospitals. They lock up black men at a much greater rate than white men. Could be the people who run the prison just want to control their inmates, so they dx them as psychotic so they can force them to take antipsychotic medication. Also, if might have something to do with the environmental stressors in prison.
@Rhubot hit it on the nail.
I think that this is true. If I was black, and was treated like crap by non-blacks, this could influence phychotic disorders.
Sounds like it’s racial profiling by pdocs??