Auditory verbal hallucinations and childhood trauma subtypes across the psychosis continuum: a cluster analysis.
MJH Begemann, IE Sommer, RM Brand, PP Oomen, A Jongeneel, J Berkhout, RE Molenaar, NN Wielage, WL Toh, SL Rossell, IH Bell
Cogn Neuropsychiatry | Published : 2021
Introduction: A strong link between voice-hearing experience and childhood trauma has been established. The aim of this study was to identify whether there were unique clusters of childhood trauma subtypes in a sample across the clinical spectrum of auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) and to examine clinical and phenomenological features across these clusters.Methods: Combining two independent international datasets (the Netherlands and Australia), childhood trauma subtypes were examined using hierarchical cluster analysis. Clinical and phenomenological characteristics were compared across emerging clusters using MANOVA and chi-squared analyses.Results: The total sample (n = 413) included 1..View full abstract