Migration, family dysfunction and psychotic symptoms in children and adolescents

Luis R. Patino, Jean Paul Selten, Herman Van Engeland, Jan H.M. Duyx, René S. Kahn, Huibert Burger

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Abstract

A cross-sectional study of 3426 referred children and adolescents showed that the presence of both migration history and family dysfunction was associated with a fourfold (95% CI 2-9) higher risk of psychotic symptoms compared with the absence of these factors. The relative risk was 2 (95% CI 1-4) for migration history only. Interaction between migration history and family dysfunction accounted for 58% (95% CI 5-91%) of those with psychotic symptoms. These results suggest a relationship between family dysfunction and migration in the development of psychosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)442-443
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume186
Issue numberMAY
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2005
Externally publishedYes

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