|Title||Ethnicity, social disadvantage and psychotic-like experiences in a healthy population based sample|
|Authors||Morgan, C., Fisher, H.L., Hutchinson, G., Kirkbride, J.B., Craig, T.K.J., Morgan, K.D., Dazzan, P., Boydell, J., Doody, G.A., Jones, P.B., Murray, R.M., Leff, J. and Fearon, P.|
We sought to investigate the prevalence and social correlates of psychotic-like experiences in a general population sample of Black and White British subjects. Data were collected from randomly selected community control subjects, recruited as part of the SOP study, a three-centre population based study of first-episode psychosis. The proportion of subjects reporting one or more psychotic-like experience was 19% (n = 72/372). These were more common in Black Caribbean (OR 2.08) and Black African subjects (OR 4.59), compared with White British. In addition, a number of indicators of childhood and adult disadvantage were associated with psychotic-like experiences. When these variables were simultaneously entered into a regression model, Black African ethnicity, concentrated adult disadvantage, and separation from parents retained a significant effect. The higher prevalence of psychotic-like experiences in the Black Caribbean, but not Black African, group was explained by high levels of social disadvantage over the life course.
|Keywords||Psychosis, social isolation, ethnic groups|
|Journal||Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica|
|Journal citation||119 (3), pp. 226-235|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.2008.01301.x|