This course will satisfy your cultural diversity requirement.
This presentation will provide a detailed overview of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), and related conditions from a DSM-5 framework. This will include a discussion of symptoms, etiologies, theoretical conceptualizations, and treatment approaches. It will also discuss the impact of race, ethnicity, and culture on attitudes towards depression, diagnosis and treatment, and barriers to care specific to African American populations. We emphasize the differential impact of racism on Black men and Black women as contributing factors. Finally, we discuss treatment considerations and outreach to the African American community.