Schizophrenia and migration

  • Jean-Paul Selten
  • Elizabeth Cantor-Graae


Although a large number of factors have been proposed to play a role in the etiology of schizophrenia, no single environmental factor has yet been established with compelling certainty. Moreover, if phenomena such as monozygotic twin discordance for schizophrenia may be accounted for by random or epigenetic events, as some would even argue (McGuffin et al. 1994), there may be no room for environmental risk factors in current explanatory models. Nevertheless, much can be learned from migration studies, an area of research increasingly concerned with the influence of the environment.


Psychotic Disorder Social Defeat Social Rank Social Defeat Stress Turkish Immigrant 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Paul Selten
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Cantor-Graae
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept of PsychiatryRudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical CenterUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Dept of Community MedicineLund University, University Hospital UMASMalmöSweden

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