Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Recent‐Onset Psychosis An Unrecognized Postpsychotic Syndrome

  title={Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Recent‐Onset Psychosis An Unrecognized Postpsychotic Syndrome},
  author={P. McGorry and A. Chanen and Elizabeth C. McCarthy and R. Riel and D. McKenzie and Bruce S. Singh},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
Clinical experience with psychotic patients early in the course of their illness suggested that symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may not be uncommon after recovery from an acute psychotic episode. Thirty-six patients recovering from an acute psychotic episode within 2 to 3 years of onset of their illness were assessed as inpatients and followed up on two occasions during the year after discharge. The prevalence of PTSD was found to be 46% at 4 months and 35% at 11 months… Expand

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Interventional Clinical Trial
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ConditionsPsychological Trauma, Psychotic Episode
InterventionBehavioral, Drug
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