While I still suspect that some alleged cases of 'cannabis psychosis' in black
people are a consequence of racial stereotyping by the psychiatric profession,
I am persuaded by the recent evidence that the use of cannabis can under
certain circumstances cause psychological as well as physical harm.
'The diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia in the Black community in Britain
with reference to the roles of psychotherapy and art psychotherapy'
Diploma in Art Psychotherapy Dissertation Sheffield 1999
I. THEORIES OF SCHIZOPHRENIA AND ITS TREATMENT1
1. What is schizophrenia?
2 The disovery of schizophrenia
3. Diagnosis and treatment
II. THE BLACK COMMUNITY AND THE PSYCHIATRIC SYSTEM
1. Race and modern psychiatry
2. Questioning diagnosis and treatment
3. The Health of the Nation 1992: What went wrong?
III. SCHIZOPHRENIA AND BLACK ALTERNATIVES TO INSTITUTIONAL CARE
IV. MY EXPERIENCE AS A BLACK ART PSYCHOTHERAPIST IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY
1. My placement
3. Setting up at SACMHA
4. Case studies
5. The issue of skin