Neuroticism and low self-esteem as risk factors for psychosis

  title={Neuroticism and low self-esteem as risk factors for psychosis},
  author={L. C. Krabbendam and Ilse Janssen and Maarten Bak and Rob V. Bijl and R. E. de Graaf and Jim van Os},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
Background Low self-esteem and high neuroticism are common features in psychosis, but in the absence of longitudinal studies it is unclear whether they represent consequences of the illness or risk factors acting before illness onset. Methods A population sample of 3,929 individuals with no lifetime evidence of psychosis were interviewed with the Composite International Diagnostic Interview and were administered the Groningen Neuroticism Scale and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale at baseline and… CONTINUE READING
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