Noone, D., Ames, C., Hassanali, N., Browning, S., Bracegirdle, K., Corrigall, R., Laurens, K. R, Hirsch, C. R, Kuipers, E., Maddox, L., Fowler, D. & Jolley, S. (2015). A preliminary investigation of schematic beliefs and unusual experiences in children. European Psychiatry,30(5), A.Fiorillo, S.Frangou, R.Heun. 569-575. France: Elsevier Masson SAS. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2014.12.006
In cognitive models of adult psychosis, schematic beliefs about the self and others are important vulnerability and maintaining factors, and are therefore targets for psychological interventions. Schematic beliefs have not previously been investigated in children with distressing unusual, or psychotic-like, experiences (UEDs). The aim of this study was firstly to investigate whether a measure of schematic beliefs, originally designed for adults with psychosis, was suitable for children; and secondly, to examine the association of childhood schematic beliefs with internalising and externalising problems and with UEDs.
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