Journal article

Perceptions of disadvantage, ethnicity and psychosis.

Claudia Cooper, Craig Morgan, Majella Byrne, Paola Dazzan, Kevin Morgan, Gerard Hutchinson, Gillian A Doody, Glynn Harrison, Julian Leff, Peter Jones, Khalida Ismail, Robin Murray, Paul Bebbington, Paul Fearon

Br J Psychiatry | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: People from Black ethnic groups (African-Caribbean and Black African) are more prone to develop psychosis in Western countries. This excess might be explained by perceptions of disadvantage. AIMS: To investigate whether the higher incidence of psychosis in Black people is mediated by perceptions of disadvantage. METHOD: A population-based incidence and case-control study of first-episode psychosis (Aetiology and Ethnicity in Schizophrenia and Other Psychoses (AESOP)). A total of 482 participants answered questions about perceived disadvantage. RESULTS: Black ethnic groups had a higher incidence of psychosis (OR= 4.7, 95% CI 3.1-7.2). After controlling for religious affiliation, s..

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