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Am J Psychiatry. 2007 Jan;164(1):166-9.

Trauma and psychosis: an analysis of the National Comorbidity Survey.

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Psychiatric Epidemiology Research Unit, University of Ulster at Magee College, Londonderry BT48 7Jl, United Kingdom. m.shevlin@ulster.ac.uk

Abstract

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.

PMID:
17202562
DOI:
10.1176/ajp.2007.164.1.166
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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