Neurocognitive Testing of Minorities in Mental Health Settings

  • Amir Poreh
  • Alya Sultan


The U.S. Census Bureau has recently noted that about one third of the U.S. population is made up of minorities, and this proportion will grow given that at present, 45% of American children under the age of five are minorities (United States Census Bureau, 2008). Changes in the population composition are reminiscent of the great migration of Irish and Eastern Europeans in the past century and call for the reexamination of current practices in general medicine and mental health. To address this latest challenge, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and the National Institute of Mental Health (2002) have published plans to conduct studies and develop new measures that will assist in addressing the needs of ethnic minority populations.

Addressing these issues in the fields of neuropsychiatry and neurology has been relatively slow-moving. Since there is agreement that the presenting symptoms of neurological and psychiatric disorders are disturbances of brain...


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  1. 1.Cleveland State UniversityCleveland

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