Case reports. Can schizophrenia cause posttraumatic stress disorder?

A. Shaner, Spencer Eth

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Abstract

Theories about schizophrenia have viewed stress and anxiety as both predisposing factors and associated features of the disorder. But these theories ignore a possible fundamental interaction: Terrifying psychotic experiences might act as traumatic events and precipitate a posttraumatic stress syndrome. We present a case of schizophrenia complicated by posttraumatic stress disorder and discuss the implications of this comorbidity for the theory, research, and practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)588-597
Number of pages10
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychotherapy
Volume43
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders
Schizophrenia
Causality
Comorbidity
Anxiety
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Case reports. Can schizophrenia cause posttraumatic stress disorder? / Shaner, A.; Eth, Spencer.

In: American Journal of Psychotherapy, Vol. 43, No. 4, 01.12.1989, p. 588-597.

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