Positive Schizotypy and Trait Dissociation as Vulnerability Factors for Post-Traumatic Distress

This study investigated whether trait positive schizotypy or trait dissociation was associated with increased levels of data-driven processing and symptoms of post-traumatic distress following a road traffic accident. 45 survivors of road traffic accidents were recruited from a London Accident and Emergency service. Each completed measures of trait positive schizotypy, trait dissociation, data-driven processing, and post-traumatic stress. Trait positive schizotypy was associated with increased levels of data-driven processing and post-traumatic symptoms during a road traffic accident, whereas trait dissociation was not. Prior results that report a significant relationship between trait dissociation and post-traumatic symptoms may be an artefact of the relationship between trait positive schizotypy and trait dissociation.

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  • Authors:
    • Steel, Craig
    • Mahmood, Misbah
    • Holmes, Emily A
  • Publication Date: 2008-6


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 245-249
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  • Accession Number: 01109656
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2008 2:28PM