Ethnic Density as a Buffer for Psychotic Experiences: Findings from a National Survey

Jayati Das-Munshi et al., BJ Psych, July 26, 2012

Aims

To assess potential mechanisms underlying the observation that minority ethnic groups experience an increased risk of psychosis when living in neighbourhoods of lower own-group density.

Method

Multilevel analysis of nationally representative community-level data (from the Ethnic Minorities Psychiatric Illness Rates in the Community survey), which included the main minority ethnic groups living in England, and a White British group. Structured instruments assessed discrimination, chronic strains and social support. The Psychosis Screening Questionnaire ascertained psychotic experiences.

Results

For every ten percentage point reduction in own-group density, the relative odds of reporting psychotic experiences increased 1.07 times (95% CI 1.01—1.14, P = 0.03 (trend)) for the total minority ethnic sample. In general, people living in areas of lower own-group density experienced greater social adversity that was in turn associated with reporting psychotic experiences.

Conclusions

People resident in neighbourhoods of higher own-group density experience ‘buffering’ effects from the social risk factors for psychosis.

[Editor’s Note: The full study is available here.]

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  • Puggg

    An argument for segregation, or at least against forced integration?

    • Mercerian Jed

      No, it’s an argument for forced integration. See my notes from Rev. Jed’s latest sermon, posted below.

  • I’m about ready to have a psychotic episode. Thanks Kennedy family! Hugs!

    • Mercerian Jed

      It’s not a real psychotic episode. It’s a spiritual manifestation of love for all your White ancestors who chose Whites Only at the right time.

      Hatred of blacks is a prayer of thanks for Whiteness.

  • IstvanIN

    It certainly drive me nuts to have to listen to Spanish, Hindi, Creole and Arabic everyday in the State Formerly Known as New Jersey.

    Menendez has Spanish language ads on English language television stations, that is how confident he is that he doesn’t need the American vote.

    • The__Bobster

      I’ve seen Pumpkin Head’s commercials. He uses sneaky camera angles to make the barrio he came from look like a pleasant place to live. Believe me it, isn’t.

      Funny how he brags about all the solar energy scammers he enabled.

      • IstvanIN

         At least you can understand the commercials.

  • Again, people feel most comfortable living with people like themselves.
     
    The only question is why are studies like this ignored while manipulated doll studies are used to set policy?

    • Mercerian Jed

      Why not follow up doll studies for Whites who have suffered under Diversity?

      Why hasn’t Jared Taylor sued SCOTUS for not including doll tests for Whites in the Brown evidence?

      But even if doll test showed that Whites have feelings of fear and regret when shown black dolls, the Toure and Company will argue that such an outcome is only because of racist news shows that saturate White homes with black crime stories.

      The doll test would be used to force even more  reporting on the “contributions of African Americans” in MSM to counteract that virulent reporting of isolated and insignificant black crime stories.

      God knows, everything is just awful for us…Can’t we just send all these blacks back to the Dutch who dumped them on us in the first place?

  • I guess that means blacks should return to africa to spare their mental health

  • Mercerian Jed

    Conclusions

    People resident in neighbourhoods of higher own-group density experience ‘buffering’ effects from the social risk factors for psychosis.

    That’s why the Fedz will swamp your neighborhood with Diversity, because it is the best way to break down you “buffer” zone, i.e. those  “shameful and hurtful barriers to social equality”.  Diversity is intended to give you psychosis, which is a symptom of your dispossession from the benefits of White privilge.

    White privilege = segregation away from Diversity = reduced White psychosisDiversity privilege = integrating into White communities = increased White psychosisWe are hated. We are under attack. We are the true victims of American history. 

    What does it tell you about a “historical force” that is specifically targeting your mental health and well being and trying to make you psychotic through forced race mixing?

    No wonder our White teens are all destroying themselves with drugs, booze, sex, porn, and video games.  What must the future look like to them now that BRA Diversity is ascendant and total?

  • In that case- expect more Whites to go berserk as things turn “browner”.  Would that not be a reasonable conclusion to draw?