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Urban living and psychosis - An overview.
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PMID:  25446903     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Since more than half a century, the association of urbanicity with psychosis has been explored. The research interest initially stemmed from the finding of a higher proportion of cases of psychotic disorder coming for treatment from the inner parts of cities. Subsequently, interest in the relationship of urbanicity and schizophrenia expanded and various facets of this association were explored. This narrative review provides an overview of the relationship between urbanicity and psychosis, and evaluates the link from the standpoint of causality. The review further delves into the possible risk factors and mechanisms explaining this association; both biological ones like genetic vulnerability and infections, as well as environmental ones like pollution. Since the literature has primarily emerged from the developed western countries, the review draws attention to the caveats while extrapolating the results to a developing country scenario.
Authors:
Susanta K Padhy; Siddharth Sarkar; Triveni Davuluri; Bichitra N Patra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  REVIEW     Date:  2014-9-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian journal of psychiatry     Volume:  12C     ISSN:  1876-2026     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian J Psychiatr     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-12-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-12-3    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101517820     Medline TA:  Asian J Psychiatr     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  17-22     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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