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Social environmental risk factors for transition to psychosis in an ultra-high risk (UHR) population

Brian O'Donoghue, Barnaby Nelson, Hok Pan Yuen, Abbie Lane, Stephen Wood, Andrew Thompson, Ashleigh Lin, Patrick McGorry, Alison Yung

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY-BLACKWELL | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Despite social environmental factors such as deprivation, urbanicity, migration and adversity being established risk factors for psychotic disorders, there is a paucity of knowledge on the influence of social environmental risk factors in the UHR population. Firstly, we aimed to investigate the association between social deprivation and risk of transition and secondly, we aimed to investigate the association between migration status and the risk of transition. METHOD: UHR individuals at the Personal Assessment and Crisis Evaluation (PACE) service in Melbourne were included. Social deprivation as assessed according to postal code area of residence was obtained from census data and ..

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