Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/03/16/for-refugees-another-risk-schizophrenia/

By Elahe Izadi
March 16, 2016

The trauma of fleeing persecution, war and natural disasters can leave a lasting mark on a person. And a new study underscores just how dramatic the effect of such life experiences can be for refugees.

Refugees face a much higher risk of experiencing psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, than native-born residents and other migrants, according to a study of 1.3 million people in Sweden.