Moment-to-moment associations between posttraumatic stress symptoms and auditory hallucinations in the flow of daily life
Rachel M Brand, Sarah Bendall, Amy Hardy, Susan L Rossell, Denny Meyer, Neil Thomas
Psychiatry Research | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020
Traumatic events are associated with increased risk of auditory hallucinations (AHs) and posttraumatic stress symptoms have been implicated in this relationship. We aimed to explore the moment-to-moment relationship between posttraumatic stress symptoms and AHs in daily-life. Twenty-eight people with persistent AHs and a history of traumatic events completed six-days of ecological momentary assessment. We assessed AHs, trauma memory intrusions, avoidance, and hyperarousal at ten time points each day. Multi-level modelling showed that the severity of trauma memory intrusions (but not avoidance or hyperarousal) within the preceding hour was associated with the occurrence of AHs. This relations..View full abstract
Awarded by NHMRC
This project was funded by a Barbara Dicker Brain Science Foundation grant. Rachel Brand is supported by a Swinburne University Postgraduate Research Award. Susan Rossell holds an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (GNT1154651). We thank the participants who generously gave their time and shared their experiences.