Clinical Correlates of Childhood Trauma and Dissociative Phenomena in Patients with Severe Psychiatric Disorders

Clinical Correlates of Childhood Trauma and Dissociative Phenomena in Patients with Severe... In this present study, we aim to investigate the possibility of a link between psychotic disorders and traumatic experiences in a group of female patients diagnosed with psychotic disorders by comparing childhood trauma exposure with a group of non-psychotic psychiatric disorder attending the same pschiatric clinic. Secondary purpose of this study is to examine the clinical correlates of trauma exposure, dissociative phenomena and psychiatric symptomatology between these two group of patients. Two psychiatric sample groups, those with psychotic disorders—mostly schizophrenic—(n = 54), and those with a non-psychotic severe psychiatric disorders (n = 24), were recruited. Data were collected for demographic, psychiatric and trauma histories and psychiatric symptomatology for all patients. In this study, high prevalance rates of childhood traumatic experiences and dissociative phenomena were found in both groups. Total scores of childhood trauma questionnaire in favor of the non-psychotic group were found to be close to significance (p = 0.052). DES scores of non-psychotic group were also higher although not statistically significant. 54.2 % of nonpsychotic cases had DES scores >20 on the other hand, that percentage of psychotic cases were found to be as 38.9 %. Furthermore, psychiatric patients who have suffered childhood traumatic experiences are far more likely to try to kill themselves than psychiatric patients who have not experienced such abuse. The high rates of childhood traumatic events in our present samples of both schizophrenia-spectrum patients and nonpsychotic patients confirm the need for clinicans to take trauma histories routinely. Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

Clinical Correlates of Childhood Trauma and Dissociative Phenomena in Patients with Severe Psychiatric Disorders

Loading next page...
Springer US
Copyright © 2014 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


  • Relationships between trauma and psychosis: a review and integration
    Morrison, A; Frame, L; Larkin, W
  • The prevalence and correlates of trauma-related symptoms in schizophrenia spectrum disorder
    Lysaker, PH; LaRocco, VA
  • Predictors of nonpathological dissociation in Northern Ireland: the affects of trauma and exposure to political violence
    Dorahy, MJ; Lewis, CA; Millar, RG; Gee, TL
  • Childhood trauma and psychotic disorders: a systematic, critical review of the evidence
    Bendall, S; Jackson, HJ; Hulbert, CA; McGorry, PD

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial