Evidence relating to ethnicity and schizophrenia

A well-known population in which ethnic minority status has been associated with higher rates of schizophrenia in first and second-generation individuals is the African-Caribbean people living in the UK. These populations are not or are much less risk in situations where they become majority populations.

Fernando (1988) found that overall, Afro-Caribbean people in the UK are between 2 and 7 times more likely than the general population to develop schizophrenia.

Boydell et al ( 2001) demonstrated that as the proportion of non-white ethnic minorities in a given neighbourhoods decreases, the rate of incidence of schizophrenia increases (for non-whites).

thinkign-about-env-breeder-hyp: this handout prompts you to have a think about the evidence above, in readiness to insert it effectively into your evaluation (point and band-marked questions)

ethnic-minority-status-and-schiz-dutch-study This link takes you to the original article by Veling et al (2008); do not print, it super long!

veling-identity-discrimiantion-and-schiz A summary of some of the important parts of Veling et al (2008)