Thesis / Dissertation

“It levels you out again but you're not dealing with the trauma”: An exploration into how people with a history of interpersonal childhood trauma and psychosis subjectively experience antipsychotic medications

Ilias Kamitsis, Catherine Bendall (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Among people diagnosed with psychotic disorders, those with a history of interpersonal childhood trauma (ICT) present with a more complex clinical profile. In addition to experiencing hallucinations/delusions, these individuals can experience a range of post-traumatic stress/trauma-related symptoms and, more specifically, the distress associated with remembering/re-experiencing traumatic events. There is also a high likelihood that people with trauma and psychosis will experience dissociation, depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance use and cognitive impairment. Irrespective of their symptomatic profile, these individuals are often prescribed an antipsychotic medication. Little is known ..

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