The 411 on Schizophrenia

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  • Are Blacks Overdiagnosed With the Disorder?
  • The Warning Signs
  • Why Treatment Is Crucial
  • Treatment Barriers
  • Bringing a Face to the Disease
  • Schizophrenia Can Take Lives
  • What Is Schizophrenia?
  • How Common Is It?
  • How Does Schizophrenia Affect the Brain?
  • Who Is at Risk?

Treatment Barriers

African-Americans face serious barriers to accessing mental health services. Poverty, lack of access to quality health care and cultural stigma all play a role in why Blacks are less likely to receive mental care compared to whites. 

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