Refugees at three times higher risk of schizophrenia and other psychoses

Kosovo Refugees
A study of 1.3 million people in Sweden found that the risk of being diagnosed with schizophrenia or other psychoses was three times higher in refugees than in the Swedish-born population.

The study, by the Karolinska Institutet and UCL and published in the BMJ, found that more than one in a thousand refugees were diagnosed with schizophrenia or other psychoses every year. For every 10,000 people, there would be approximately four new diagnoses among Swedish-born people per year, eight among other migrants and 12 among refugees.

Read the full press release at EurekAlert! Science News