Perceived discrimination in those at clinical high risk for psychosis
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013
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Early Intervention in Psychiatry
Volume 8, Issue 1, pages 77–81, February 2014
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Saleem, M. M., Stowkowy, J., Cadenhead, K. S., Cannon, T. D., Cornblatt, B. A., McGlashan, T. H., Perkins, D. O., Seidman, L. J., Tsuang, M. T., Walker, E. F., Woods, S. W. and Addington, J. (2014), Perceived discrimination in those at clinical high risk for psychosis. Early Intervention in Psychiatry, 8: 77–81. doi: 10.1111/eip.12058
- Issue published online: 27 JAN 2014
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 4 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 12 DEC 2012
- National Institute of Mental Health. Grant Numbers: U01MH081984, U01 MH081928, P50 MH080272
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Grant Numbers: SCDMH82101008006, R01 MH60720, U01 MH082022, K24 MH76191, U01MH082004-01A1, U01MH081988, U01MH082022, UO1MH081857
- clinical high risk;
- perceived discrimination;
There is evidence to suggest that perceived discrimination may be associated with psychosis. Less is known about its potential impact on those at clinical high risk (CHR) for psychosis. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of perceived discrimination in a CHR sample and its possible relationship to attenuated positive symptoms and negative self-beliefs.
Participants were 360 CHR individuals and 180 healthy controls. Assessments included a self-report measure of perceived discrimination, the Scale of Prodromal Symptoms and the Brief Core Schema Scale.
CHR participants reported significantly more perceived discrimination. Perceived discrimination was significantly associated with negative schemas, but not with attenuated positive symptoms.
These results suggest that individuals at CHR for psychosis endorse a higher level of perceived discrimination, which is associated with increased negative schemas, but not attenuated positive symptoms.