I am not an academic but I was shocked when the doctor asked me if my son was abused as a child when he had the first psychotic break. My son was born after 5 years of us trying to get conceived. He is our only child with 2 loving parents and given the best of everything. The only trauma I can recall was when his pediatrician placed him on potocen for 3 days during the birthing process and was finally given a cesarean. He also had a fall when about 3 years old. Almost all the parents I know with mentally ill children are all middle class with normal families. Childhood abuse cannot be as significant as the author would lead us to believe in my opinion unless I misunderstood.