A person given a diagnosis of “psychosis” is 15 times more likely to …

Wonder how the “voice inside your head”  finished off that sentence…

Some straight talking…

Here’s some data:

A person who has been given a diagnosis of psychosis is three times more likely to have been abused as a child than a person with other psychiatric diagnoses.

A person who has a diagnosis of psychosis is fifteen times more likely to have been abused as a child than a person with no psychiatric diagnosis. [1]

A person with a psychiatric diagnosis is more likely to be victim of violence than perpetrator – and four times more likely to be the victim of violence than a person with no diagnosis. [2]

You and I are 1,100 time more likely to be killed by an absent minded driver than by a stranger in psychosis. [3]

a person who..,


[1]  Bebbington, P., Bhugra, D., Brugha, T., Singleton, M., Farrell, M. & Jenkins, R. (2004). Psychosis, victimisation and childhood disadvantage: Evidence from the second British National Survey of Psychiatric Morbidity. British Journal of Psychiatry, 185, 220 6.

[2] Mentally ill” at high risk of violence. at risk  

[3]   Risk of death in traffic accident 1.100 times greater than by a stranger with psychosis 1,100 times greater.

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