Testing a Model of the Relationship Between Childhood Sexual Abuse and Psychosis in a First-Episode Psychosis Group The Role of Hallucinations and Delusions, Posttraumatic Intrusions, and Selective Attention
Sarah Bendall, Carol Anne Hulbert, Mario Alvarez-Jimenez, Kelly Allott, Patrick D McGorry, Henry James Jackson
JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2013
Several theories suggest that posttraumatic intrusive symptoms are central to the relationship between childhood trauma (CT) and hallucinations and delusions in psychosis. Biased selective attention has been implicated as a cognitive process underlying posttraumatic intrusions. The current study sought to test theories of the relationship between childhood sexual abuse (CSA), hallucinations and delusions, posttraumatic intrusions, and selective attention in first-episode psychosis (FEP). Twenty-eight people with FEP and 21 nonclinical controls were assessed for CT and psychotic and posttraumatic stress symptoms and completed an emotional Stroop test using CSA-related and other words. Those w..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
This work was supported by an early career researcher fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia for Sarah Bendall (1036425) and a postdoctoral clinical research fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia for Kelly Allott (628884). The research was also supported by the Colonial Foundation.