In a prospective cohort study of 1,112 school-based adolescents, a study by researchers from Ireland, the U.S., Sweden and Italy found that the presence of childhood trauma (physical assault and bullying) predicted psychotic experiences. The study also found what it refers to as “the first direct evidence that cessation of traumatic experiences leads to a reduced incidence of psychotic experiences.” Results appear in July’s American Journal of Psychiatry.
Kelleher, I., Keeley, H., Corcoran, P., Ramsay, H., et al; Childhood Trauma and Psychosis in a Prospective Cohort Study: Cause, Effect, and Directionality. American Journal of Psychiatry, 170(5) 734-731
Television can cause psychosis. And the radio, too.