Childhood abuse in first-episode psychosis. Academic Article uri icon

start page

  • 831

end page

  • 834

abstract

  • Of 38 adult patients admitted for first-episode psychosis, 20 reported childhood abuse, with equal prevalence in men and women. Patients with histories of childhood abuse had significantly more dissociative symptoms, but not more severe psychiatric symptoms. Childhood abuse was not related to rate of recovery and was only marginally related to longer stays in hospital. Although childhood abuse did not affect recovery during first-episode psychosis, it may contribute to a chronic course in some patients.

date/time value

  • June 1994

PubMed Identifier

  • 7952992

volume

  • 164

number

  • 6

keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child Abuse
  • Child Abuse, Sexual
  • Chronic Disease
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Length of Stay
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Risk Factors