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ERIC Number: EJ947143
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0145-935X
Diagnostic Bias and Conduct Disorder: Improving Culturally Sensitive Diagnosis
Mizock, Lauren; Harkins, Debra
Child & Youth Services, v32 n3 p243-253 2011
Disproportionately high rates of Conduct Disorder are diagnosed in African American and Latino youth of color. Diagnostic bias contributes to overdiagnosis of Conduct Disorder in these adolescents of color. Following a diagnosis of Conduct Disorder, adolescents of color face poorer outcomes than their White counterparts. These negative outcomes occur within mental health and juvenile justice settings. The aims of this article are to: (a) identify the factors that contribute to overdiagnosis of Conduct Disorder in adolescents of color, (b) discuss the associated negative outcomes, and (c) provide recommendations for culturally sensitive diagnosis of adolescents of color with conduct problems in order to reduce overdiagnosis. Clinical and research implications will also be presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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