Psychotic symptoms with sexual content in the "ultra high risk" for psychosis population: Frequency and association with sexual trauma
Andrew Thompson, Barnaby Nelson, Catherine McNab, Magenta Simmons, Steven Leicester, Patrick D McGorry, Andreas Bechdolf, Alison R Yung
PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2010
Individuals at "ultra high risk" (UHR) for psychosis have been found to experience high rates of sexual trauma. An aetiological role for sexual trauma has been proposed for psychotic disorders and may influence psychotic symptom content. We aimed to investigate the relationship between previous sexual trauma and reported psychotic-like experiences, in particular psychotic symptoms with a sexual content in a UHR sample. We investigated the prevalence of "attenuated" or "subthreshold" psychotic symptoms with a sexual content in a consecutive series of patients recruited to a specialist UHR clinic. Patient's experience of general and sexual trauma was rated separately using a trauma questionnai..View full abstract
BN was supported by a Ronald Philip Griffith Fellowship and a NARSAD Young Investigator Award. AY was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Senior Research Fellowship. The authors would like to acknowledge Anna Sidis, Helen Krstev and Katherine Baker who kindly gave their time to the study.