Living in a city more than doubles your chances of being diagnosed with schizophrenia while migrants and their children are one to twelve times more likely to be considered psychotic.
Why? Is there a link and if so what can we do about it?
This 21st International ISPS Congress focusses on the relationship between psychosis, life in a big city, migrant backgrounds and cultural transitions. The four day programme will have interesting speakers and various practical workshops.
In addition to scientists and healthcare workers there will be many people attending the conference who have experienced a psychosis along with their family members.
· Thursday August 29th – What is the explanation for the high incidence of psychosis in minority groups? And what needs to be done?
· Friday August 30th – The abyss between a person who is psychotic, family, friends and clinicians. How to bridge the gap?
· Saturday August 31st – Open for public: Themes of psychosis connecting to the atmosphere in society, psychosis and evil, psychosis and world destruction, Ubuntu: connection with ancestors, group, and progeny.
· Sunday September 1st – new research