Maps have revealed “hotspots” of schizophrenia and other psychotic illnesses in England, based on the amount of medication prescribed by GPs.
The analysis by the University of East London showed North Kesteven, in Lincolnshire, had the highest rates.
The lowest rate of schizophrenia prescriptions was in East Dorset.
However, explaining the pattern across England is complicated and the research team says the maps pose a lot of questions.
This is not interesting.
Regarding treatment- THAT"S interesting.
So if you want to be on less meds and you live in London you have to move to east Dorset
It may be relevant re what environmental differences result in the differing incidences of schizophrenia.
Bizzarre. Why is it not evenly distributed?
lol that’s so strange, I literally live in North Kesteven
It suggests environmental differences between the areas? The interesting thing is that North Kesteven is reckoned to be the least socially deprived area in Lincolnshire.
I’m a little sceptical of these results given that antipsychotics are prescribed for a number of things more than schizophrenia/schizoaffective.
GPs prescribe antipsychotics?