Identifying modifiable risk factors of psychosis in undergraduate populations: a scoping review
LE3 .A278 2023
Master of Science
Psychosis stems from a complex interaction between environmental, social, and genetic factors. The existing literature investigating risk factors for psychosis has increased exponentially in the past three decades and needs continued examination to identify which are modifiable and to what extent. This scoping review aimed to summarize the existing literature published on modifiable risk factors of psychosis and to identify which of these are common in undergraduate populations. Eleven previously published studies were identified, sorted, and reviewed using a five-stage framework for conducting a scoping review. Existing research showed evidence of modifiable risk-factors in the form of substance use, diet and physical activity, and environmental conditions. These studies provide insight into how these factors can be best modified to mitigate the onset of psychosis, with a focus on young adults in undergraduate populations, and give direction for future research.
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