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Sexual and physical abuse during childhood and adulthood as predictors of hallucinations, delusions and thought disorder

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dc.contributor.author Read, J., Agar, K., Argyle, N., & Aderhold, V.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-10T19:19:31Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-10T19:19:31Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.citation Read, J., Agar, K., Argyle, N., & Aderhold, V. (2003). Sexual and physical abuse during childhood and adulthood as predictors of hallucinations, delusions and thought disorder. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, research and practice, 76(1), 1-22. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1348/14760830260569210
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/4612
dc.description.abstract In light of recent studies indicating a relationship between child abuse and the positive symptoms of schizophrenia, this study investigated the hypotheses that childhood sexual and physical abuse are related to hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder in adults, and that those relationships are greater in those who have suffered abuse during adulthood as well as childhood. In 200 community mental-health-centre clients, the clinically evaluated symptomatology of the 92 clients whose les documented sexual or physical abuse at some point in their lives was compared with that of the 108 for whom no abuse was documented. In the 60 patients for whom child abuse was documented, hallucinations (including all six subtypes), but not delusions, thought disorder or negative symptoms, were signi cantly more common than in the non- abused group. Adult sexual assault was related to hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. In linear regression analysis, a combination of child abuse and adult abuse predicted hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder. However, child abuse was a signi cant predictor of auditory and tactile hallucinations, even in the absence of adult abuse. Possible psychological and neurobiological pathways from abuse to symptoms are discussed, along with research and clinical implications en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, research and practice en_US
dc.subject International Resources en_US
dc.subject New Zealand en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject long term effects en_US
dc.subject mental health outcomes en_US
dc.subject research en_US
dc.title Sexual and physical abuse during childhood and adulthood as predictors of hallucinations, delusions and thought disorder en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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