Psychotic ‘Hallucinations’ : Could They Be Trauma-Based Memories?

The renowned UK psychologist, Oliver James, argues both eloquently and convincingly in his most enlightening book:  ‘Not In Your Genes’, that the extremely serious and distressing psychiatric disorder, schizophrenia, is almost entirely the result of environmental factors, and far less related to genetic influences than has previously believed. In making this argument, he also alerts us to the […]

Psychotic Symptoms In Adolescence Linked To Childhood Trauma

A recent study (Upthegrove et al.) has shown that individuals who have experienced significant childhood trauma are far more likely to experience early (ie during adolescence) symptoms of psychosis than those fortunate enough to have experienced a relatively stable childhood. The study involved over 200 young people and focused upon the effects on these individuals’ […]