Protest Psychosis: Race, Rebellion, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia
December 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This fall, DBHIDS and CBH launched a lecture series on disparities within the behavioral health and mental health system. The series has featured nationally renowned speakers and aims to address systemic issues to improve healthcare for all individuals.
The last lecture for 2020 will be a Zoom webinar from 2 to 3 p.m. Dec. 15.
“Protest Psychosis: Race, Rebellion, and the Diagnosis of Schizophrenia” will be led by Dr. Jonathan Metzl, Director of the Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, Professor of Sociology and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Metzl will discuss his research into protest psychosis, which examines diagnosing African Americans with schizophrenia in the 1960s, which led to a change in the wording of the disorder in the DSM-II.