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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||American Journal of Psychotherapy|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology