Anomalous self-experience and childhood trauma in first-episode schizophrenia
Elisabeth Haug, Merete Oie, Ole A Andreassen, Unni Bratlien, Barnaby Nelson, Monica Aas, Paul Moller, Ingrid Melle
COMPREHENSIVE PSYCHIATRY | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2015
BACKGROUND: Anomalous self-experiences (ASEs) are viewed as core features of schizophrenia. Childhood trauma (CT) has been postulated as a risk factor for developing schizophrenia. AIM: The aim of this study is to investigate the relationships between CT, depression and ASEs in schizophrenia. METHOD: ASEs were assessed in 55 patients in the early treated phases of schizophrenia using the Examination of Anomalous Self-Experience (EASE) instrument. Data on CT were collected using the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire, short form (CTQ-SF). This consists of 5 subscales: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, emotional neglect, and physical neglect. Assessment of depression was based on the ..View full abstract
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The authors thank the patients for participating in the study. We also thank Innlandet Hospital Trust for making convenient and necessary arrangements for the work on this article. BN was supported by an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship (#1027532).