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Assessing Psychosis in Hispanics

  • Veronica Cardenas
  • Paula Helu
  • Denisse Tiznado
  • Jennifer Ho
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Abstract

The assessment and diagnosis of psychosis can be a difficult task and perhaps may pose an even greater challenge in culturally diverse populations. Specifically, it is both essential and challenging to validate diagnostic criteria and assessment items to ensure that they measure symptoms and indicators of psychosis as opposed to reflecting ethnic and socioeconomic factors, cultural beliefs, or religious practices. In this chapter, we will evaluate commonly used assessment and diagnostic tools for psychosis and provide relevant, research-based guidelines for using these measures with Hispanic populations.

Keywords

Bipolar Disorder Reading Comprehension Hispanic Population Language Preference Hispanic Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Veronica Cardenas
    • 1
  • Paula Helu
    • 1
  • Denisse Tiznado
    • 1
  • Jennifer Ho
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of California – San DiegoLa JollaUSA

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