May 26, 2004

UK Carribean Migrants Have Higher Risk of Schizophrenia

UK Carribean Migrants and Schizophrenia

There is a high incidence of schizophrenia amongst migrants, especially second generation Afro-Caribbeans in the UK who are getting a seven to 10-fold increased risk of getting schizophrenia.

So says Professor John McGrath, of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Queensland. He along with other researchers pent three-years reviewing global studies of the disease and have found that being male is a greater risk factor than previously thought and also that certain migrant groups, including Caribbeans, are far more susceptible.

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