Social adversity contributes to high morbidity in psychoses in immigrants--a national cohort study in two generations of Swedish residents.

@article{Hjern2004SocialAC,
  title={Social adversity contributes to high morbidity in psychoses in immigrants--a national cohort study in two generations of Swedish residents.},
  author={Anders Hjern and Susanne Wicks and Christina Dalman},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={34 6},
  pages={
          1025-33
        }
}
BACKGROUND Recent reports have indicated that immigrants have an elevated risk of schizophrenia as well as an increasing tendency for social exclusion. The aim of this study was to compare rates of schizophrenia and other psychoses in immigrants and their children of different ethnic groups with the majority population in Sweden in relation to social adversity. METHOD The study population consists of a national cohort of 1.47 million adults (born 1929-1965) and 1.16 million children and youth… CONTINUE READING
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