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Social anxiety in first-episode psychosis: the role of childhood trauma and adult attachment
Michail, Maria; Birchwood, Max
Max Birchwood M.J.Birchwood@warwick.ac.uk
Background: Social anxiety is among the most prevalent affective disturbances among people with psychosis. The developmental pathways associated with its emergence in psychosis, however, remain unclear. The aim of this study is to identify the developmental risk factors associated with social anxiety disorder in first-episode psychosis and to investigate whether social anxiety in psychosis and nonpsychosis is associated with similar or different adult attachment styles.
Method: This is a cross-sectional study. A sample of individuals with social anxiety disorder (with or without psychosis) was compared with a sample with psychosis only and healthy controls on childhood trauma, dysfunctional parenting and adult attachment.
Results: Childhood trauma and dysfunctional parenting (po0.05) were significantly elevated in people with social anxiety (with or without psychosis) compared to those with psychosis only and healthy controls. There were no differences in childhood trauma and dysfunctional parenting between socially anxious people with and without psychosis. Higher levels of insecure adult attachment (x2₁=38.5, p
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Journal||Journal of Affective Disorders|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Michail, M., & Birchwood, M. (in press). Social anxiety in first-episode psychosis: the role of childhood trauma and adult attachment. Journal of Affective Disorders, 163, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2014.03.033|
|Keywords||Childhood Trauma, Attachment, Social Anxiety, Psychosis|
|Copyright Statement||Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0|
Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0
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