Controlling blood pressure even when older can prevent dementia in African Americans. Controlling blood pressure with any of the commonly prescribed antihypertensive medications (Beta blockers, ACE inhibitors, calcium channel blocks, and diuretics) can prevent dementia in older African-Americans with hypertension according to a new study. Source 1l.
African-Americans and Latinos are more likely to be at risk for depression than whites. A new study shows that African-Americans and Latinos are significantly more likely to experience serious depression than whites, but chronic stress does not seem to explain these differences. Source 4f.
African-Americans more likely to be misdiagnosed with schizophrenia, Rutgers study finds. African-Americans with severe depression are more likely to be misdiagnosed as having schizophrenia, according to a new study. Source 7m.