Psychosis-induced posttraumatic stress disorder.

  title={Psychosis-induced posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Mary S Lundy},
  journal={American journal of psychotherapy},
  volume={46 3},
  • Mary S Lundy
  • Published 1992 in American journal of psychotherapy
Conventional theories about stressors severe enough to lead to PTSD have focused on external events. Historically, however, psychosis has been considered one of the most severe stressors to which one can be subjected. The impact of psychosis, in the case of schizophrenia, may be mistaken for the psychosis itself. The possibility of a comorbid, psychosis-induced PTSD should be considered in persons who have experienced a psychotic illness. Recognition of the syndrome may lead to more effective… CONTINUE READING