Journal article

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

Abstract

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 ..

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