Psychotic-like experiences in a community sample of 8000 children aged 9 to 11 years: an item response theory analysis.

Citation data:

Psychological medicine, ISSN: 1469-8978, Vol: 42, Issue: 7, Page: 1495-506

Publication Year:
2012
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Repository URL:
http://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fhs_pub/7852; http://researchbank.acu.edu.au/fhs_pub/6169
PMID:
21999924
DOI:
10.1017/s0033291711002108
Author(s):
Laurens, Kristin R.; Hobbs, M. J.; Sunderland, M.; Green, Melissa J.; Mould, G. L.
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press (CUP); Cambridge University Press
Tags:
Psychology; Medicine; delusions; development; hallucinations; latent construct; psychopathology; questionnaires; screening; symptom dimension; Psychiatry and Psychology; Counseling Psychology
article description
Psychotic-like experiences (PLEs) in the general population are common, particularly in childhood, and may constitute part of a spectrum of normative development. Nevertheless, these experiences confer increased risk for later psychotic disorder, and are associated with poorer health and quality of life.