Hallucinations in adolescents with post-traumatic stress disorder and psychotic disorder

Scott, James Graham, Nurcombe, Barry, Sheridan, Judith and McFarland, Margaret (2007) Hallucinations in adolescents with post-traumatic stress disorder and psychotic disorder. Australasian Psychiatry, 15 1: 44-48. doi:10.1080/10398560601083084


Author Scott, James Graham
Nurcombe, Barry
Sheridan, Judith
McFarland, Margaret
Title Hallucinations in adolescents with post-traumatic stress disorder and psychotic disorder
Journal name Australasian Psychiatry   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1039-8562
1440-1665
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/10398560601083084
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 44
End page 48
Total pages 5
Editor G. Walter
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject 321021 Psychiatry
730211 Mental health
1103 Clinical Sciences
Formatted abstract
Objective: 
The aim of the study was to compare the phenomenology of hallucinations in hospitalized adolescents diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and psychotic disorder.

Methods:
 Diagnoses were ascertained in 66 adolescents consecutively admitted to an acute adolescent unit in Australia. Hallucinations were examined to compare their phenomenology in PTSD with psychotic disorder.

Results:
 On most measures, hallucinations did not differ significantly in form or content between those adolescents with PTSD and those with psychotic disorder. In a minority of patients with PTSD, the hallucinations reflected a previous traumatic experience.

Conclusions:
 Hallucinations were found to be unreliable in distinguishing adolescent inpatients with PTSD from those with psychotic disorder.

Keyword Hallucinations
Adolescents
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Psychotic disorder
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2008 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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