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What are sociocultural factors?

Aspects of your society of culture that influence your behaviour or mental health

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"To understand the causes of schizophrenia the role of what cannot be ignored?"

The social environment

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(Urbanicity) there is higher prevalence of schizophrenia where?

In urban areas compared to rural

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(Urbanicity) 1939 - it was found there was a higher incidence of schizophrenia where?

Inner city areas - Chicago

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(Urbanicity) what is a criticism of the 1939 research?

Old piece of research - inaccurate diagnosis of schizophrenia at the time
The term covered many mental illnesses

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(Urbanicity) Os et al - how much higher was the incidence of schizophrenia in those born and raised in urban areas?

0.5%

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(Urbanicity) Os et al - the usual rate of schizophrenia is what?

1%

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(Urbanicity) Os et al - the rate of schizophrenia for those in urban areas was what?

1.5%

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(Urbanicity) What is the likely reason for higher rates of schizophrenia in urban areas?

Environmental features of urban life

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(Urbanicity) what environmental features might these be?

Pollution - leader petrol
Flu infections during pregnancy due to more people around

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(Urbanicity) what needs to be carefully considered?

The mechanisms of urbanicity

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(Urbanicity) the UN estimate by 2050 how many of the worlds population will live in an urban environment?

66%

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(Urbanicity) the more people in cities, the more what?

People at risk

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(Social isolation) individuals with schizophrenia tend to report what types of backgrounds?

Solitary
Fewer friends and limited social networks

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(Social isolation) it is suggest d people with schizophrenia find contact stressful so they do what?

Withdraw

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(Social isolation) urbanicity and overcrowding can lead to what?

Isolation

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(Social isolation) fairs - self imposed isolation has what effect?

Cuts the individual from feedback about what behaviours are inappropriate
Without corrective feedback they behave strangely

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) stats have shown what about the Afro-Caribbean communities?

Higher than expected number of individuals with schizophrenia

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) McGovern and Cope studied who?

Psychotic patients held in hospitals in Birmingham

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) McGovern and cope - what proportion of patients in hospitals were Afro-Caribbean?

2/3

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) McGovern and Cope - what proportion of patients were white or Asian?

1/3

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) McGovern and Cope - Afro-caribbeans are how many times more likely?

2x

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) Cochrane - black Afro-Caribbean immigrants are how many times more likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia?

7x

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) Kirkbride - there were higher rates of schizophrenia for who?

Black immigrants in black communities compared to those in ethnically intergrated areas

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) why can the stats not be explained by genetics?

Increased risk not apparent in studies in the Caribbean - Mahy et al

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) a more reasonable explanation for the statistics is that what leads to schizophrenia?

Stress induced through migration to a different culture

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) if the idea of migration was true what would you expect?

High rates of schizophrenia in first generation immigrants

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) but what did Harrison et al find about schizophrenia rates?

Found in first generation immigrants and the children of immigrants

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) it has been suggested discrimination where is a likely explanation?

Society and psychiatry

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) racism is stressful and unpleasant and may be a what?

Risk factor

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(Ethnicity and discrimination) who is psychiatry dominated by and why might this be an issue?

Middle class white males
Ethnocentric view imposing their expectations

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(Social class) there has been found to be a high incidence of schizophrenia in who?

Those of a low social class

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(Social class) Johnstone - lower class mental health patients were likely to do what?

Spend longer in hospital
Receive poorer prognosis

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(Social class) Kirkbride - the rate of schizophrenia is 4x higher where?

Heavily populated deprived communities

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(Social class) Harrison - risk of adult onset schizophrenia increased with what?

Levels of deprivation at birth

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(Social class) some argue lower class individuals are more likely to be what?

Diagnosed

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(Social class)where a lower class persons behaviour may be seen as mental illness in a higher class it may be what?

Eccentric

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