Racial Discrimination Associated With Psychotic Symptoms


A study of 650 immigrant and racial & ethnic minority young adults in the United States finds that psychotic symptoms are significantly correlated with racial discrimination, even after adjusting for anxiety and depression symptoms.  The study was published by Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology.

Anglin, D., Lighty, Q., Greenspoon, M., Ellman, L.; Racial discrimination is associated with distressing subthreshold positive psychotic symptoms among US urban ethnic minority young adults. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Online April, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s00127-014-0870-8