Journal article

The Indirect Effect of Trauma via Cognitive Biases and Self-Disturbances on Psychotic-Like Experiences

Renata Pionke-Ubych, Dorota Frydecka, Andrzej Cechnicki, Barnaby Nelson, Lukasz Gaweda

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHIATRY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2021

Abstract

Although self-disturbances (SD) are considered to be a core psychopathological feature of schizophrenia spectrum disorders, there is still insufficient empirical data on the mechanisms underlying these anomalous self-experiences. The aim of the present study was to test a hypothesized model in which cognitive biases and exposure to traumatic life events are related to the frequency of SD which, in turn, contribute to the frequency of psychotic-like experiences (PLEs). Our sample consisted of 193 Polish young adults from the general population (111 females; 18-35 years of age, M = 25.36, SD = 4.69) who experience frequent PLEs. Participants were interviewed for PLEs, SD and social functioning..

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Grants

Awarded by OPUS grant from the National Science Center, Poland


Awarded by ETIUDA doctoral scholarship from the National Science Center, Poland


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the OPUS grant from the National Science Center, Poland (LG, 2016/21/B/HS6/03210). RP-U was supported by the ETIUDA doctoral scholarship from the National Science Center, Poland (2019/32/T/HS 6/00572).