Among the psychosocial correlations to psychosis, bullying is emerging as significant factor.
This current article – van Dam, D. S., van der Ven, E., Velthorst, E., Selten, J. P., Morgan, C., & de Haan, L. (2012). Childhood bullying and the association with psychosis in non-clinical and clinical samples: a review and meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine, FirstView, 1-12. doi: doi:10.1017/S0033291712000360, concludes:
“Although there is some evidence of an association between bullying and psychosis in clinical samples, the research is too sparse to draw any firm conclusions. However, population-based non-clinical studies support the role of bullying in the development of psychotic symptoms later in life. These findings are consistent with findings of an increased risk of psychotic symptoms among those exposed to other types of abuse.”
The Australian “No 2 Bullying” Conference will be held at the Outrigger Surfers Paradise [Queensland, Australia] from Wednesday the 22nd to Friday the 24th of May 2013. It is an initiative of the “not for profit” Australian and New Zealand Mental Health Association Inc.