Researchers in Finland reviewed questionnaires filled out by 911 primary and psychiatric care patients over 16 years of age. They found that more than half of the patients in primary care had had at least one psychotic symptom during their lifetime, and nearly 70% had experienced a childhood trauma at least once. Rates were higher in psychiatric care patients. Across both groups, psychotic symptoms correlated in a dose-response relationship with traumatic events, irrespective of age, type of service received, and patient’s functioning. Results will appear in European Psychiatry.
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