Family fractures linked to schizophrenia

日期:2019-03-02 01:15:04 作者:印撮命 阅读:

COULD soaring levels of schizophrenia among Afro-Caribbean people in the UK be caused by family separations? A team led by Paul Fearon and Craig Morgan of the Institute of Psychiatry in London found that out of 568 people with psychoses in England, Afro-Caribbeans were nine times as likely to have schizophrenia as white Britons. In another study, the team found that both white Britons and Afro-Caribbean people in England were two to three times as likely to suffer from psychoses if they had been separated from a parent during childhood. Since absent parents are more common in Afro-Caribbean families,