Researchers in the U.K. and Netherlands found a nearly 3x greater chance of childhood adversity among patients with psychosis in 36 studies of various research designs from 1980 through 2011, representing a total of 81,253 study subjects. The authors (including John Read, Jim van Os and Richard Bentall) mention that the results reflect associations with specific types of exposure (abuse, neglect, parental death, and bullying) but that adversity is a heterogenous concept requiring further study. Results will appear in Schizophrenia Bulletin.
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