Which migrants are at highest risk of psychotic disorder?

A study has identified that 'specific migrant groups have a dramatically elevated risk'

Young immigrants from Africa have a dramatically elevated risk of developing a psychotic disorder compared with Australian-born young adults, researchers have found in the first study of its kind.


Data from Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health in Melbourne, suggest that young people from Sub-Saharan Africa have a threefold increased risk of the disease.

The risk among first-generation migrants from Kenya was 10-fold, Sudan sevenfold, Ethiopia sixfold and Somalia fourfold&nbsp