Racism psychosis and common mental disorder among ethnic minority groups in England
Karlsen, Saffron, Nazroo, James Y., McKenzie, Kwame, Bhui, Kamaldeep and Weich, Scott. (2005) Racism psychosis and common mental disorder among ethnic minority groups in England. Psychological Medicine, Vol.35 (No.12). pp. 1795-1803. ISSN 0033-2917
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0033291705005830
Background. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between risk of psychosis, common mental disorder (CMD) and indicators of racism among ethnic minority groups in England and how this relationship may vary by particular ethnic groups.
Method. A multivariate analysis was carried out of quantitative, cross-sectional data from a nationally representative community sample of people aged between 16 and 74 years from the largest ethnic minority groups in England: those of Caribbean, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Irish origin.
Results. Experience of interpersonal racism and perceiving racism in the wider society each have independent effects on the risk of CMD and psychosis, after controlling for the effects of gender, age and socio-economic status. There was some variation in the findings when they were conducted for separate ethnic and gender groups.
Conclusions. An understanding of the relationship between racism and mental health may go some way towards explaining the ethnic variations found in both CMD and, particularly, psychosis.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Racism -- Psychological aspects -- Great Britain, Psychoses -- Great Britain, Mental health -- Research -- Great Britain, Minorities -- Psychology, Minorities -- Great Britain, Great Britian -- Ethnic relations|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Psychological Medicine|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Official Date:||December 2005|
|Page Range:||pp. 1795-1803|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Funder:||Great Britain. Dept. of Health (DoH)|
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