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11:40am June 4, 2013

Dr. Ian Smith on the WH Mental Health Conference

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The President and the Vice President host a National Conference on Mental Health in the East Room of the White House Monday morning. Licensed Psychologist and Head of the Mental Health Program at Cambridge College in Massachusetts Dr. Niti Seth, Ed.D. believes the dynamics in Mental Health surround the training of professionals to properly diagnose their patients. She affirms America is one of the most diverse cultures in the world, but believes, “diversity creates problems.”

Dr. Seth offers a remedy saying, “What is needed is diversity of clinicians at the table when we are discussing cases. That’s where you need other perspectives and you need those others perspectives to be validated.”

The picture of clinicians in this country today is mostly white and male. Dr. Seth observes some minority groups are harder to diagnose than others because of culture. Dr. Ian Smith, author of the New York Times Best Seller, The Shred Diet also offers his thoughts.



About the Author

April Ryan
April Ryan
April Ryan is a 27-year journalism veteran and has been the White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN) since January of 1997. She has covering three Presidents and covers the White House Report. Ryan is also a regular panelist on Washington Watch with Roland Martin for TV ONE.




 
 

 
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2 Comments


  1. Elisa Waggoner

    I am so glad that President Obama is gathering thought leaders and practicianers together to talk about mental health issues. We need more funding for basic science to create a deeper understanding and better diagnostics, as well as more robust pathways to care, from school, work or elsewhere in our communities. We also need continued efforts to create gentle spaces and green/natural spaces, to help our environment contribute naturally to better interactions. (I am not suggesting that trees are enough to overcome biological difficulties, but they can help communities in subtle ways.) I also appreciate the note regarding understanding diversity and the different ways that cultures process ideas about health, communication and behavior. One might add gender, and people at different ages, among others.


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