Early life stress and PTSD symptoms in patients with comorbid schizophrenia and substance abuse.

@article{SchellerGilkey2004EarlyLS,
  title={Early life stress and PTSD symptoms in patients with comorbid schizophrenia and substance abuse.},
  author={Geraldine Scheller-Gilkey and Kelly A Moynes and Ilene Cooper and Carole Kant and Andrew H. Miller},
  journal={Schizophrenia research},
  year={2004},
  volume={69 2-3},
  pages={167-74}
}
OBJECTIVE The comorbidity of schizophrenia and substance abuse is well documented and is remarkable for its prevalence and poor prognosis. While the etiology for this association is unknown, one possible mechanism relates to traumatic early life experiences, which have been shown to predispose individuals to both psychosis and substance abuse. METHODS Participants (N=122) who were outpatients in an inner city public mental health clinic and who were diagnosed with schizophrenia, were… CONTINUE READING

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