The trauma of psychosis: Posttraumatic stress disorder and recent onset psychosis

  title={The trauma of psychosis: Posttraumatic stress disorder and recent onset psychosis},
  author={Kim T Mueser and Weili Lu and Stanley D. Rosenberg and Rosemarie S Wolfe},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},
Clinical investigators have argued that the experience of a recent onset of psychosis is an event of such severity that it can lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or at least to PTSD symptoms. The traumagenic elements of the psychotic experience may relate to the distressing nature of psychotic symptoms, components of treatment, or both. However, this hypotheses has not been fully empirically evaluated. In particular, the importance of the DSM-IV A1 (perception of threat) and A2… CONTINUE READING
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