Although psychosis is rare, factors including stress related to migration and discrimination could contribute to increased risk, say researchers

People from ethnic minorities have up to a five times greater risk of psychotic disorders than the white British population, researchers say.

A new study reveals that the trend holds in both urban and rural settings, with first-generation migrants who arrive in the UK in childhood among those at increased risk.

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