Does misdiagnosis explain the schizophrenia epidemic among immigrants from developing countries to Western Europe?

@article{Selten2008DoesME,
  title={Does misdiagnosis explain the schizophrenia epidemic among immigrants from developing countries to Western Europe?},
  author={Dr. Jean-Paul Selten and Prof. Hans W. Hoek},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={43},
  pages={937-939}
}
A number of studies have found consistent evidence of an increased incidence of schizophrenia among firstand second-generation immigrants from developing countries to Western Europe. According to a meta-analysis [2] the mean weighted relative risk (RR) for these immigrants, compared to the risk for natives, was 3.3 (95% Confidence Interval [95% CI]: 2.8–3.9). The risks differed greatly, however, among the various ethnic groups, with the greatest risks relating to the least successful… CONTINUE READING