Research
Print page Print page
Switch language
The Capital Region of Denmark - a part of Copenhagen University Hospital
Published

Measuring Psychotic-Like Experiences in the General Population

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

DOI

  1. "Transition" to Schizophrenia or Fluctuations within the Same Disorder?

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. The Hoarding Phenomenon in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Associations between Self-Disorders and First-Rank Symptoms: An Empirical Study

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Social Life in the Schizophrenia Spectrum: A Phenomenological Study of Five Patients

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Arguments for a Phenomenologically Informed Clinical Approach to Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

  1. "Transition" to Schizophrenia or Fluctuations within the Same Disorder?

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  2. The Paradox of Help-Seeking Behaviour in Psychosis

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. The Self and Its Prolonged Intrinsic Neural Timescale in Schizophrenia

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  4. Stability of admission diagnoses; data from a specialized in-patient treatment facility for dual diagnosis

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

View graph of relations

INTRODUCTION: The notion of a full psychosis continuum in which psychosis is seen on a continuum with normal experience rests heavily on studies showing that psychotic symptoms are common in the general population. However, the methods of assessment in the studies have been criticized.

OBJECTIVES: (1) to investigate how many from the general population who answered positively on a psychotic-like symptoms questionnaire and (2) to clinically assess a subset of those with psychotic-like experiences (PLE).

METHODS: A self-rating questionnaire concerning PLEs was given to individuals from the general population. A subsample of those, who scored positively for PLEs, was clinically assessed for psychosis.

RESULTS: Totally, 5.7% of the participants rated positive for PLEs according to the self-rating questionnaire. Forty of these were clinically assessed and 7 (17.5%) of them were found to have had a psychotic experience, 4 of them were already in psychiatric treatment.

CONCLUSION: The self-reported psychotic-like phenomena were more common in the general population than psychotic disorders. However, when assessed clinically, the experienced phenomena did correspond to psychotic phenomena except in a few patients, who were found to suffer from a psychotic disorder. Overall, we did not find support for the full psychosis continuum model.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychopathology
Volume52
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)240-247
Number of pages8
ISSN0254-4962
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

ID: 59068162