Monday, April 6, 2020

Comments by Larry M. Leitner, PhD

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  • Thanks for all the kudos. Angry Dad, here is another reference with a MUCH HIGHER percentage than the Read study. LML

    Mullen, P. E., Martin, J. L., Anderson, J. C., Romans, S. E., & Herbison, G. P. (1993).
    Childhood sexual abuse and mental health in adult life. British Journal of Psychiatry, 163,821-732.

    P.S. Someone Else: Do you know Garrison Keiler once quipped that, if the world was going to end, he wanted to be in Oxford, OH as, given how far we were behind the times, he figured he’d have another decade!

  • Rossa, you are right. It was worded poorly. The intent was to say that, when they had it as a mental illness, the assumption/philosophy behind a disease model is that, to have an illness, you must have a biological lesion. So, implicitly, they were assuming a lesion (leading to many shocking treatments). And, when they dropped it, they did not say, “Well, those lesions do not exist.” They just dropped it.

    Angry Dad: Thanks for the clarification on things in the UK. SOrry they are not as good as I hoped. There are a variety of surveys that have been done in erms of the percentage. Ones from Australia show about 65%. The report from Scandinavia tends to be a bit lower (50%). Here is one reference for you:

    Read, J., van Os, J., Morrison, A. P., & Ross, C. A. (2005). Childhood trauma, psychosis, and schizophrenia: A literature review with theoretical and clinical implications. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 112, 330–350. LML