Positive schizotypy and trauma-related intrusions
Marzillier, S.L. and Steel, C. (2007) Positive schizotypy and trauma-related intrusions. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 195 (1). pp. 60-64. ISSN 0022-3018
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To link to this article DOI: 10.1097/01.nmd.0000252383.28760.39
The current study extends previous investigation of schizotypy as a vulnerability factor for trauma-related intrusions through the use of a clinical sample. Fifty people seeking psychological interventions after experiencing a distressing or traumatic event completed measures of positive schizotypy, posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology, peritraumatic dissociation, and mood. Individuals scoring high in positive schizotypy were vulnerable to experiencing more frequent trauma-related intrusions along with wider posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology, including hypervigilance, avoidance, and low mood. Results are discussed within a theoretical context, suggesting that certain information processing styles associated with high schizotype individuals may account for a vulnerability to trauma-related intrusions.