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Race as a social construct in psychiatry research and practice.

Bryant BE, Jordan A, Clark US. Race as a social construct in psychiatry research and practice. JAMA Psych. Epub 2021 Dec 9. doi: 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.2877

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December 22, 2021
Bryant BE, Jordan A, Clark US. JAMA Psych. 2022;79(2):93-94.

Research and medical practice are negatively affected by systemic and implicit bias. This commentary discusses this phenomenon in the mental health sector and suggests a role for researchers to reduce the inappropriate use of race in psychiatric practice while limiting its detrimental impact on care nationwide.