Research into associations between childhood trauma and dissociation in 62 first-episode and 43 chronic patients with psychosis symptoms finds chronic patients reported the highest level of dissociation, and that more severe childhood trauma was associated with greater dissociative symptoms in all groups, but especially in chronic patients. Emotional abuse showed the strongest association with dissociation. Results appear in Psychiatry Research.
Abstract →Braehler, C., Valquette, L., Holowka, D., Malla, A.; Childhood trauma and dissociation in first-episode psychosis, chronic schizophrenia and community controls. Psychiatry Research. Online July 1, 2013.