Eventi di vita stressanti in un campione di pazienti affetti da psicosi all’esordio: prevalenza, sintomatologia ed età d’esordio

Crocettarachele Sartorio, Daniele La Barbera, Laura Ferraro, Caterina La Cascia, Alessandro Bruno, Claudia Mistretta, Graziella Grillo, Lucia Sideli, Maddalena La Placa, Maria Valentina Rumeo, Marta Pomar, Roberta Grassia, Vassilij Di Giorgio, Virginia Alabastro

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[automatically translated] Introduction: A substantial number of studies suggest a high prevalence of traumatic events in the history of individuals with psychotic disorders (Shevlin et al, 2008). Piu 'that the impact of a single stressful life event, cumulative exposure to traumatic experiences seem to increase the risk of psychosis (van Winkel et al, 2008). Aim of the study and 'evaluate the prevalence of such events in subjects at the first psychotic episode in comparison with healthy controls and the possible correlation with psychotic symptoms and the age of onset. Methodology: In Act were recruited 74 subjects first-episode psychosis (51 m, 23 f; em = 26.39, SD = 9.36) and 27 healthy controls (18 m, 9 f; em = 25.93, SD = 7.65). The following interviews were administered: CZECH-Q (Bifulco et al, 2005) for the retrospective assessment of childhood adverse events; List of Threatening Experiences (Brugha et al, 1985) for the evaluation of stressful life events during the life course and PANSS (Kay et al, 1987) for the evaluation of psychotic symptoms. Results and Conclusions: The preliminary results show a higher prevalence in the first psychotic episodes group of at least one stressful life event in their lifetime (p <0.001). E 'it was observed that patients tend to bring a higher number of traumatic events compared to controls (p <0.05); particularly frequent are injuries and aggression, bullying, domestic violence and the workplace, sexual abuse. Among patients who have been the victim of anyone,
Original languageItalian
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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