Muslim Mental Health in America
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Expires on Mar 21, 2025
Credit Offered
2.5 CME Credits
2.5 COP Credits

This learning module prepares contemporary psychiatrists to practice with a culturally-inclusive framework in order to care for Muslim Americans. Competency in this area is provided through a review of demographic factors and social determinants of health as applicable to Muslim Americans, exploration of the impact of Islamophobia and discrimination on the mental well-being of Muslim Americans, and the intersection of religion and mental health among Muslim Americans.

Learning Objectives

  • Elucidate demographic, cultural, religious and social factors relevant to the mental health of Muslim Americans 
  • Describe the impact of islamophobia and discrimination on the mental well-being of Muslim Americans.
  • Describe cultural and faith-based interventions in treating Muslim Americans.

Target Audience

 Medical students, Psychiatrists, Residents/Fellows, Non-psychiatrist physician, Other mental health professionals

Instructional Level


Estimate Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 2.5 hours
Program Start: March 21, 2022
Program End: March 21, 2025

How to Earn Credit

Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course, including the evaluation. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the completion date and hours earned.

Continuing Education Credit


The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 The APA designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee and Faculty Disclosures

The American Psychiatric Association adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity — including faculty, planners, reviewers or others — are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All relevant conflicts of interest have been mitigated prior to the commencement of the activity.

Faculty and Planning Disclosures 


  • Rania Awaad, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


  • Rania Awaad, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Awais, Aftab, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
  • Chandan Khandai, MD, has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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Technical Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using any of the following:

  • The latest and 2nd latest public versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, or Safari
  • Internet Explorer 11+

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Optimal System Configuration:

  • Browser: Google Chrome (latest and 2nd latest version), Safari (latest and 2nd latest version), Internet Explorer 11.0+, Firefox (latest and 2nd latest version), or Microsoft Edge (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows versions 8.1+, Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) +, Android (latest and 2nd latest version), or iOS/iPad OS (latest and 2nd latest version)
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: Windows 8.1 or higher; 1 GB (for 32-bit)/2 GB (for 64-bit) or higher RAM; Microsoft DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM driver; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh: Mac OS X 10.5 or higher with latest updates installed; Intel, PowerPC G5, or PowerPC G4 (867MHz or faster) processor; 512 MB or higher RAM; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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