Morbid risk of schizophrenia in first-degree relatives of white and African-Caribbean patients with psychosis.

@article{Hutchinson1996MorbidRO,
  title={Morbid risk of schizophrenia in first-degree relatives of white and African-Caribbean patients with psychosis.},
  author={Gerard A Hutchinson and Noriyoshi Takei and Tom A Fahy and Dinesh Kumar Bhugra and Catherine M Gilvarry and Paul F Moran and Rosemarie Mallett and Pak Sham and Julian Leff and Robin MacGregor Murray},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1996},
  volume={169 6},
  pages={
          776-80
        }
}
BACKGROUND The high rate of schizophrenia among the second-generation African-Caribbean population in Britain has prompted much concern and speculation. Sugarman and Craufurd have reported that the morbid risk in the siblings of second-generation African-Caribbean schizophrenic patients was unusually high compared with that of the siblings of White patients. METHOD We sought to replicate these findings by comparing the morbid risk for schizophrenia in the first-degree relatives of 111 White… CONTINUE READING

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