There is a bidirectional association between social problems and delusions in adolescents, according to research published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. This may indicate a downward negative spiral in which delusional thoughts and social problems reinforce one another.
I suppose that makes sense. Isolation has been known to cause “strange” behaviors in some
Thank you for sharing! I’m trying to understand the article.
Does it mean that social problems preceed delusions, but they don’t necessarily preceed hallucinations?
^ That’s what they appear to be saying, but note the following-
The study included only a limited number of items to construct the symptom and social variables, which may have resulted in lowered sensitivity for detecting hallucinations.
Thank you! The first book I read about schizophrenia (Entendendo A Esquizofrenia by Leonardo Palmeira) said environmental factor counts a lot besides genetical factors.