How Do Social Factors Cause Psychotic Illnesses?
McKenzie, Kwame, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry
Five years ago, Jarvis' heralded the rebirth of investigation of the social causation of psychoses.
In this In Review section he charted the growing interest in Europe based on studies of immigrant groups.2 Evidence was accumulating that social factors have a role in the development of schizophrenia and other psychoses.1,3
At that time, the mechanisms by which social factors exert their influence were unknown. It was hoped that future research would identify how the exposure to social adversity leads to the development of psychotic symptoms.1
The literature has grown significantly, but researchers investigating the social causes of psychosis are still in the minority.4 …
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Publication information: Article title: How Do Social Factors Cause Psychotic Illnesses?. Contributors: McKenzie, Kwame - Author. Journal title: Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Volume: 58. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 2013. Page number: 41+. © Canadian Psychiatric Association Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.