Neighbourhood characteristics and the rate of presentation 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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214–216
JournalSchizophrenia Research
Volume169
Issue number1-3
Early online date19 Sep 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

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Keywords

  • Psychosis
  • Social deprivation
  • Migrants
  • Ultra-high risk for psychosis
  • Ethnic density

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