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Poorest urban areas face highest rates of psychosis, study finds

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5707 (Published 24 October 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5707
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

People who live in poorer urban communities are more likely to experience a first episode of psychosis than people in rural wealthier areas, a study in the east of England shows.1

The research, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, shows that the risk of a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia is also higher in young people, men, and black …

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