Cultural Competence in Clinical Psychopharmacology

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The effects of culture and ethnicity on prescribingpsychotropic drugs are often ignoredbut can profoundly influence ourpatients. Recognition of these factors by thephysician can mean the difference betweeneffective and ineffective treatment. It behoovesclinical psychopharmacologists tobecome informed about the culture and ethnicityof their patients and to consider thesefactors in prescribing.’ ‹

J Clin Psychiatry 2005;66(6):799-799

Volume: 66

Quick Links: Cross Cultural Psychiatry , Cultural

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