The subjective consequences of suffering a first episode psychosis: trauma and suicide behaviour

  title={The subjective consequences of suffering a first episode psychosis: trauma and suicide behaviour},
  author={Prof. Nicholas Tarrier and Sobia Khan and Joanne Cater and Alicia L Picken},
  journal={Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology},
The subjective impact of a psychotic breakdown can be profound, potentially resulting in loss of social roles, hopes and aspirations and leading to stigmatisation, trauma and elevated suicide risk. This study aimed to assess the subjective effect and consequences of suffering a first episode of psychosis. It was hypothesised that suicide behaviour would be associated with the negative consequences of psychosis and co-morbid symptomatic-PTSD. Patients were assessed by means of a semi-structured… CONTINUE READING
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