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Stability of retrospective self-reports of childhood trauma in first-episode psychosis

Samantha Simpson, Lisa Phillips, Gennady Baksheev, Belinda Garner, Connie Markulev, Christina Phassouliotis, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Patrick McGorry, Sarah Bendall

EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHIATRY | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

AIM: Childhood trauma (CT), abuse and neglect are commonly reported by individuals experiencing psychosis. However, there are concerns that acute psychotic symptoms, in particular delusions, may contribute to inaccurate reporting of CT. As a result, individuals experiencing psychosis may not be asked about their experiences of abuse when they are being seen in psychiatric settings. This lack of attention can directly impact on the tailoring of their clinical care. This study aimed to investigate the stability of reports of CT by young people experiencing a first psychotic episode (FEP) compared to healthy comparison subjects. METHODS: Responses of 24 young people during the acute FEP and 3 m..

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