Variations in the incidence of schizophrenia: Data versus dogma

McGrath, J. J. (2006) Variations in the incidence of schizophrenia: Data versus dogma. Schizophrenia Bulletin, 32 1: 195-197. doi:10.1093/schbul/sbi052

Author McGrath, J. J.
Title Variations in the incidence of schizophrenia: Data versus dogma
Journal name Schizophrenia Bulletin   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0586-7614
Publication date 2006-01-01
Year available 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/schbul/sbi052
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 32
Issue 1
Start page 195
End page 197
Total pages 3
Editor W. T. Carpenter
Place of publication UK
Publisher Oxford University Press
Language eng
Subject C1
321204 Mental Health
730211 Mental health
Abstract The schizophrenia research community has shared a belief that the incidence of schizophrenia shows little variation. This belief is related to the dogma that schizophrenia affects all individuals equally, regardless of sex, race, or nationality. However, there is now robust evidence that the incidence of schizophrenia is characterized by substantial variability. There is prominent variation in the incidence of schizophrenia between sites. The incidence of schizophrenia is significantly higher in males than in females (male:female ratio = 1.4). Migrants and those living in urban areas have a higher incidence of schizophrenia. The incidence of schizophrenia has fluctuations across time. In addition, the prevalence of schizophrenia is also characterized by prominent variation. The realization that schizophrenia is characterized by rich and informative gradients will serve as a catalyst for future research.
Keyword Psychiatry
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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