For these and other reasons, progress in ending disparities in mental health care has been slow, she said. For instance, among
African Americans, schizophrenia is overdiagnosed, while typical antipsychotics are overprescribed, compared with whites.
Among Latinos, schizophrenia is underdiagnosed, but there are too few studies on prescribing antipsychotics to tell whether
there are significant differences in prescribing patterns between Latinos and whites, said Shim in an interview afterward.