The psychosis continuum and categorical versus dimensional diagnostic approaches

@article{Esterberg2009ThePC,
  title={The psychosis continuum and categorical versus dimensional diagnostic approaches},
  author={Michelle L. Esterberg and Michael T. Compton},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={179-184}
}
This overview briefly presents recent thinking on the dimensional approach to understanding psychotic experiences. First, evidence is provided for a continuum of psychosis ranging from self-reported infrequent psychotic symptoms in the general population, to schizotypal traits, to schizotypal personality disorder, and finally to full-blown psychosis resulting in a diagnosable primary psychotic disorder. Variation within each of these types of psychotic experience is discussed. Then, a… 

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