Article Text

PDF
Ethnic minority groups, particularly African-Caribbean and Black African groups, are at increased risk of psychosis in the UK

Statistics from Altmetric.com


 
 Q Is there an increased risk of psychotic illness in ethnic minority groups in the UK?

METHODS

Embedded ImageDesign:

Longitudinal study.

Embedded ImageSetting:

General population in Southeast London, Nottingham, and Bristol, UK; September 1997 to August 1999.

Embedded ImagePopulation:

1 029 802 people aged 16–64 years living in the three study areas.

Embedded ImageAssessment:

People presenting to mental health services for the first time with delusions, hallucinations, thought disorder, or negative symptoms of schizophrenia were referred for assessment interview. Patient information systems for London and Nottingham were additionally searched for relevant psychotic diagnostic codes. Interviewees were assessed with the PSE SCAN v.2.0. Case notes of people unable to be interviewed were assessed with the Item Group Checklist of the SCAN interview. Sociodemographic factors were assessed with a specially designed questionnaire. Ethnicity was determined by three separate assessors based on self-description of ethnicity, place of birth, and parents’ place …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.