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Trauma and psychosis: An analysis of the National Comorbidity Survey

Shevlin, M, Dorahy, Martin J. and Adamson, Gary (2007) Trauma and psychosis: An analysis of the National Comorbidity Survey. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 164 (1). pp. 166-169. [Journal article]

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Objective: The authors hypothesized that the likelihood of psychosis classification would increase with traumatic experiences. Method: Data from the National Comorbidity Survey were used to estimate the relationship between interpersonal trauma and the likelihood of a classification of psychosis. Results: Childhood physical abuse predicted psychosis, and there was a significant cumulative relationship between trauma and psychosis, with number of trauma types experienced increasing the probability of psychosis. Conclusions: Overall, physical abuse predicted psychosis. In addition, a significant gender-by-rape interaction was observed, with rape having higher predictive value for psychosis in male subjects.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Health, Education and Well-being
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:1518
Deposited By: Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:09
Last Modified:12 Mar 2012 16:43

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