Do Child Abuse and Maltreatment Increase Risk of Schizophrenia?

  title={Do Child Abuse and Maltreatment Increase Risk of Schizophrenia?},
  author={Lucia Sideli and Alice Mule and Daniele la Barbera and Robin MacGregor Murray},
  booktitle={Psychiatry investigation},
INTRODUCTION Although childhood abuse is a recognised risk factor for depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance misuse, its role in the aetiology of psychotic disorder remained controversial. This is in part because the putative effect of childhood trauma on psychosis has been mostly evaluated by small, cross sectional, uncontrolled studies that raised methodological issues. METHODS Papers concerning the association between childhood trauma and psychotic disorders (to November… CONTINUE READING
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