Objective: This retrospective study examined differences in Full Scale IQ (FSIQ) performance between minority and Caucasian adolescents on an inpatient unit. While research indicates that inpatient psychiatric populations may perform lower on intelligence testing in comparison to their outpatient counterparts, insufficient literature has postulated reasons for these differences. Minority status appears to be one defining demographic cultural risk factor differentiating the two clinical populations, since more racial minorities are admitted to inpatient units. Method: A medical chart review was conducted for 95 adolescents aged 12-19 years with at least one psychiatric disorder who received a neuropsychological evaluation during a psychiatric hospitalization from 2013-2016. Intellectual functioning (IQ) was assessed with the WASI-I & II and WISC-IV & V. Results: After controlling for age and sex, inpatient minority youth (M = 85.91, SD = 16.45) exhibited lower FSIQ estimates compared to inpatient Caucasian youth (M = 96.28, SD = 13.07), F(1) =...

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