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Mental Health: Study Links Immigrating at Young Age and Higher Risk of Psychosis

(1/18/2012)

By Nicholas Bakalar
The New York Times
January 13, 2012

A new study has found that among immigrants, younger age at the time of migration predicts a higher incidence of psychotic disorders. The study, published in December in The American Journal of Psychiatry, was conducted from 1997 to 2005 in The Hague, where there are detailed records on almost everyone ages 15 to 54 who has made contact with the health care system for a possible psychotic disorder. The researchers found 273 immigrants, 119 second-generation citizens and 226 Dutch citizens who fit the criteria.

View the full New York Times article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/health/research/mental-health-study-links-immigrating-at-young-age-and-higher-risk-of-psychosis.html?_r=1&ref=health


Keywords: mental health, study, links, immigrating, young age, higher risk, psychosis



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