Journal article

Toward a Complex Network of Risks for Psychosis: Combining Trauma, Cognitive Biases, Depression, and Psychotic-like Experiences on a Large Sample of Young Adults

Lukasz Gaweda, Renata Pionke, Jessica Hartmann, Barnaby Nelson, Andrzej Cechnicki, Dorota Frydecka



Although the linkage between traumatic life events and psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) is well established, the knowledge of potential mechanisms of this relationship is scarce. The aim of the present study was to better understand the structure of connections between traumatic life events and PLEs by considering at the same time the role of cognitive biases and depressive symptoms in the population of young adults (18-35 years of age, M = 26.52, SD = 4.74, n = 6772). Our study was conducted within a framework of network analysis. PLEs were measured with the Prodromal Questionnaire (PQ-16), cognitive biases were measured with nine items from the Davos Assessment of Cognitive Biases Scale-1..

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Awarded by OPUS grant from the National Science Center, Poland

Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the OPUS grant from the National Science Center, Poland (L.G., 2016/21/B/HS6/03210). B.N. was supported by an NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (1137687). J.H. was supported by a McKenzie Fellowship.