Evidence that onset of psychosis in the population reflects early hallucinatory experiences that through environmental risks and affective dysregulation become complicated by delusions.

@article{Smeets2012EvidenceTO,
  title={Evidence that onset of psychosis in the population reflects early hallucinatory experiences that through environmental risks and affective dysregulation become complicated by delusions.},
  author={F. A. H. Smeets and Tineke Lataster and M Dom{\'i}nguez and Juliette Hommes and Roselind Lieb and Hans-Ullrich Wittchen and Jim van Os},
  journal={Schizophrenia bulletin},
  year={2012},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={531-42}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the hypothesis that the "natural" combination of delusions and hallucinations in psychotic disorders in fact represents a selection of early subclinical hallucinatory experiences associated with delusional ideation, resulting in need for care and mental health service use. METHODS In the Early Developmental Stages of Psychopathology study, a prospective, 10-year follow-up of a representative cohort of adolescents and young adults in Munich, Germany (n = 2524), clinical… CONTINUE READING

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