psychosis-spectrum mental illnesses

Growing up in poverty increases diagnoses of psychosis-spectrum mental illnesses

Growing up in impoverished urban neighborhoods more than doubles your chances over the average person of developing a psychosis-spectrum disorder by the time you reach middle adulthood, according to a new UC Davis and Concordia University study of nearly 4,000 families who were monitored over 30 years. The results of the study suggest that intervention through social policies and investment in neighborhood improvements, as well as identifying those most in need of help by observing…

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