Journal article

Neighbourhood characteristics and the rate of identification of young people at ultra-high risk for psychosis

Brian O'Donoghue, Alison R Yung, Stephen Wood, Andrew Thompson, Ashleigh Lin, Patrick McGorry, Barnaby Nelson

Schizophrenia Research | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2015

Abstract

There is a higher incidence of psychotic disorders in more socially deprived neighbourhoods and a higher risk in migrants living in neighbourhoods of low ethnic density. Yet it is unclear at what stage these neighbourhood environmental factors exert an influence on the risk for psychosis. 166 Ultra high risk for psychosis young people were included in this study. Neighbourhood data were obtained from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. There was a trend for UHR individuals to reside in relatively more deprived areas and there was no association between the rate of identification of UHR migrants and neighbourhood ethnic density.

Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC Clinical Career Developmental Award


Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

A/Prof Nelson was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship (1027532), Dr Wood was supported by an NHMRC Clinical Career Developmental Award (359223) and Prof Yung was supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (566593). The authors also acknowledge the funding support of the NHMRC Programme grant nos. 350241 and 566529 and the Colonial Foundation. These organisations had no further role in the study design, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, in the writing of the manuscript and in the decision to submit the article for publication.