Journal article

Psychotic-like experiences in nonpsychotic help-seekers: Associations with distress, depression, and disability

AR Yung, JA Buckby, SM Cotton, EM Cosgrave, EJ Killackey, C Stanford, K Godfrey, PD McGorry

SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2006

Abstract

Psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) increase the risk of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders yet are common in the community. Some PLEs, such as those associated with depression, distress, and poor functioning, may confer increased risk. The aim of this study is to determine the prevalence of PLEs in a nonpsychotic clinical sample and to investigate whether any subtypes of PLEs are associated with the above factors. Consecutive referrals to a youth psychiatric service (N = 140) were assessed to measure PLEs, depression, and functioning. PLE data were factor analyzed, and the associations of psychotic subtypes and distress, depression, and disability were analyzed. Three subtypes of PLE..

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