Anilmis, J. V, Stewart, C. S, Roddy, S., Hassanali, N., Muccio, F., Browning, S., Bracegirdle, K., Corrigall, R., Laurens, K., Hirsch, C., Kuipers, E., Maddox, L. & Jolley, S. (2015). Understanding the relationship between schematic beliefs, bullying, and unusual experiences in 8-14year olds. European Psychiatry,30(8), 920-923. France: Elsevier Masson SAS. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2015.08.008
Cognitive models of adult psychosis propose that negative schematic beliefs (NSBs) mediate the established association between victimisation and psychotic symptoms. In childhood, unusual, or psychotic-like, experiences are associated with bullying (a common form of victimisation) and NSBs. This study tests the mediating role of NSBs in the relationship between bullying and distressing unusual experiences (UEDs) in childhood.
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