A prospective study of PTSD following recovery from first-episode psychosis: the threat from persecutors, voices, and patienthood

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Approximately one third of people with early psychosis report post-traumatic symptoms, some of which are thought to arise from traumatic experiences associated with psychosis itself. This prospective study tested hypotheses based on retrospective findings that threat appraisals of voices, persecutors, or the new label of 'mental health patient' predict symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-33
Number of pages16
JournalBritish Journal of Clinical Psychology
Issue number4
Early online date17 May 2012
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012