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Immigrants suffer higher rates of psychosis – here’s how to start helping them

    Published by Brian on Tue, 30/05/2017 - 14:57

    Psychosis, sometimes called schizophrenia, is a psychological state characterised by symptoms such as paranoia and hallucinations. In England, one person in every 100 will be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder at some point in their lives. Disturbingly, evidence gathered from Western nations suggests that immigrants experience psychosis at rates two to five times higher than non-immigrants.