Lower social cohesion among neighbors and higher crime rates contribute to higher rates of psychotic symptoms among urban children, a new study from researchers at Duke University and King’s College London finds. For  more, read the articles discussing the new research in Duke Today and the Scientific American.

 

Read the original research article here:  “Why are Children in Urban Neighbourhoods at Increased Risk for Psychotic Symptoms? Findings From a UK Longitudinal Cohort Study,” Joanne Newbury, Louise Arseneault, Avshalom Caspi, Terrie E. Moffitt, Candice L. Odgers and Helen L. Fisher. Schizophrenia Bulletin, June 2016. DOI: 10.1093/schbul/sbw052