Journal article

Sexual Trauma Increases the Risk of Developing Psychosis in an Ultra High-Risk "Prodromal" Population

Andrew D Thompson, Barnaby Nelson, Hok Pan Yuen, Ashleigh Lin, Guenter Paul Amminger, Patrick D McGorry, Stephen J Wood, Alison R Yung

SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 2014

Abstract

Studies indicate a high prevalence of childhood trauma in patient cohorts with established psychotic disorder and in those at risk of developing psychosis. A causal link between childhood trauma and development of psychosis has been proposed. We aimed to examine the association between experience of childhood trauma and the development of a psychotic disorder in a large "Ultra High Risk" (UHR) for psychosis cohort. The data were collected as part of a longitudinal cohort study of all UHR patients recruited to research studies at the Personal Assessment and Clinical Evaluation clinic between 1993 and 2006. Baseline data were collected at recruitment to these studies. The participants complete..

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