The association between trauma exposure and quasi-psychotic experiences in a large community-based sample

Scott, James, Chant, David, Andrews, Gavin, Martin, Graham and McGarth, John (2007). The association between trauma exposure and quasi-psychotic experiences in a large community-based sample. In: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry: Abstracts from the 42nd RANZCP Congress. 42nd RANZCP Congress 2007, Gold Coast, Queensland, (A80-A80). 29 April - 3 May, 2007. doi:10.1080/14401614070410s10127


Author Scott, James
Chant, David
Andrews, Gavin
Martin, Graham
McGarth, John
Title of paper The association between trauma exposure and quasi-psychotic experiences in a large community-based sample
Conference name 42nd RANZCP Congress 2007
Conference location Gold Coast, Queensland
Conference dates 29 April - 3 May, 2007
Proceedings title Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry: Abstracts from the 42nd RANZCP Congress   Check publisher's open access policy
Journal name Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
Place of Publication Abingdon, England
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Publication Year 2007
Sub-type Published abstract
DOI 10.1080/14401614070410s10127
Open Access Status
ISSN 1440-1614
0004-8674
Volume 41
Issue Supplement 1
Start page A80
End page A80
Total pages 1
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Background:
Surveys have found that otherwise-well individuals report quasi-psychotic experiences (QPE). Previous studies have shown an association between psychotic symptoms and exposure to trauma.

Aim:

To explore the association between trauma and QPE in a community sample.

Method:

Respondents (n10,641) were assessed for QPE, exposure to various types of traumatic experiences, and the presence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The endorsement of QPE items was examined in subjects exposed to traumatic events with and without PTSD.

Results:
Exposure to any traumatic event was associated with increased endorsement of QPE (Relative Risk2.68; 95%CI 2.18 3.30), and there was a significant dose-response relationship between the number of types of traumatic events and endorsement of QPE (X226.74, df2, pB.001). A diagnosis of PTSD further increased endorsement of QPE (Relative Risk9.24; 95% CI 6.9512.27). The association between PTSD and QPE remained significant after adjusting for factors associated with psychotic symptoms.

Conclusions:
Further investigation into the pathways between trauma, QPE and psychosis may provide insights into shared etiological mechanisms underpinning these conditions.
Subjects 111714 Mental Health
110319 Psychiatry (incl. Psychotherapy)
Keyword Psychiatry
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
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